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Preliminary   > Environment and Ecology   >   Species extinction & protection   >   Species in news

Why in news?

  • The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has rescued 955 live baby Gangetic turtles as part of Operation “Kachchhap”.

About Operation “Kachchhap”

  • This operation is part of the DRI’s ongoing efforts to protect the environment and combat illegal wildlife trafficking.
  • This operation resulted in the recovery of the 955 live baby turtles, including species like the Indian Tent Turtle, Indian Flapshell Turtle, Crown River Turtle, Black Spotted/Pond Turtle, and Brown Roofed Turtle.
  • The DRI had received intelligence about a syndicate engaged in the illegal trafficking and trading of these turtles, some of which are considered vulnerable or near-threatened species according to the IUCN Red List and are protected under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.



Operation “Kachchhap” to combat wildlife trafficking was conducted by?

(a) Wildlife Crimes Control Bureau

(b) UN Environment Programme

(c) Department of Revenue Intelligence

(d) IUCN