About Arvind Kumar Chaurasia
I am Additional Commissioner from Indian Revenue Service (Customs & Indirect Taxes) with vast experience of law enforcement especially in tackling transnational smuggling including willdife trafficking. Also, as an expert I have been conducting sessions on various aspects of wildlife crimes and its convergence with other serious crimes, legal and enforcement framework to counter it, wildlife cyber crime, OSINT for combating wildlife crime, combating money laundering associated with wildlife crime, CITES, role of Customs in tackling the menace of wildlife crime, Digital Forensics etc. for forest, police, customs and other enforcement agencies' officials. I have also been invited as an expert by UNODC ROSA to train the law enforcement officials of Sri Lanka on combating wildlife cyber crimes.
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Rooms participated in:Wildlife Trade and Crime
Thanks Arvind for sharing with us these clear needs and how India is leveraging data science for wildlife law enforcement, your insights are much appreciated.
Would also be interesting to hear your thoughts on this or questions to Arvind @Frank van der Most and @Muthoni Njuguna, especially regarding how organisations/government agencies embrace (or not) technological developments in your experiences.
Thank @Thirza Loffeld
Thanks Arvind for this article - you provide a very interesting and important perspective. I completely agree on needing to shift the message from a focus on financial value to ecological value. Communicating the ecological value provides a more holistic and realistic 'valuation' of an animal/species' contribution to our world, and may hopefully contribute to changing what society values - we need to look beyond GDP/financial growth and take a more holistic view of what is important for a good life, both individually and collectively.
Thanks @Danielle Fryday