Technology and Wildlife Crime: An Appraisal in India
Maneesha Mishra1, Arpita Mitra2
1Maneesha Mishra*, Faculty Scholar, School of Law, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar ,Odisha, India.
2Dr. Arpita Mitra, Associate Professor, School of Law, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.
Manuscript received on September 13, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 24 September, 2019. | Manuscript published on October 10, 2019. | PP: 122-126 | Volume-8 Issue-12, October 2019. | Retrieval Number: L25111081219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.L2511.1081219
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Abstract: Technology has proven to be a boon to the world after it has allowed us to virtually visit the diverse ecosystems on Earth. The wildlife diversity in the inaccessible mountain regions, the dense equatorial forests, the treacherous desert environment or the deep oceans is no more a surprise to us. With the world becoming apparently smaller and accessible through technological advancements, transnational crimes have considerably increased. These crimes transcend borders and are difficult to comprehend. Wildlife Crime can be distinctly noted to be on the list of Transnational Crimes which is on the rise on an alarming rate. In India, even after implementation of several laws, wildlife crimes are booming. It is targeting the lives of not only the wildlife but the human beings associated with it. It is therefore important to understand the significance of protection of wildlife. The present doctrinal study seeks to assess the manner in which technology is used as a tool and evaluate the need to adopt better technology to curb wildlife crime in India from government reports taken as primary data.
Keywords: Poaching, Technology, Transnational Crime, Wildlife Crime, Wildlife Protection.
Scope of the Article: Bio-Science and Bio-Technology