Arvind Kumar Chaurasia

Additional Commissioner, IRS(C&IT), Wildlife Crime Control Bureau, New Delhi, India

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.

Which category below best describes the type of organisation you currently work for/or run?

Government Agency

Areas of expertise

Law Enforcement & Prosecution

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Popular Content


Channels contributed to:

Professional development

Rooms participated in:

Wildlife Trade and Crime

Recent Comments

Replying to Christine Tansey

Thanks for sharing your experience @Arvind Kumar Chaurasia through @Ussi Abuu Mnamengi's interview. It was interesting to hear how complex the interrelationships between other forms of crime and wildlife crime are. 

You mentioned the role of digital technology both as a way that wildlife crime is conducted and as a tool of enforcement. Are there any particular tools that you think will have a positive impact in future?

@Christine Tansey  read my Posts @

I have discussed about many useful tools for wildlife law enforcement.

Replying to Danielle Fryday

This sounds like a very important and valuable tool in the fight against illegal activities online. Thanks for sharing this information Arvind.

Thanks @Danielle Fryday

Replying to Grace Alawa

Thank you Arvind for this insightful information on the different skillsets offered by Google.

Thanks @Grace Alawa 

Replying to Thirza Loffeld

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 

Replying to Danielle Fryday

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 

Replying to Chrissy

Congrats Arvind! May we use this photo for a social media post?

Thanks @Chrissy . Photo may be used for social media post.

Replying to Lara Reden

Congrats, Arvind! I always find your contributions fascinating, and I look forward to seeing more :)

Thanks @Lara Reden 

congratulations Kumar

Thanks @Michelle Jepkemoi Mitich 


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