The Government of India constituted the wildlife crime control bureau in 2007 by amending the wildlife protection act, 1972. The bureau would complement the efforts of the state governments, primary enforcers of the wildlife protection act, 1972 and the other enforcement agencies of the country.
- It is a statutory Body.
- It is a multi-disciplinary body under the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) to combat organized wildlife crime in the country
- Collection and collation of intelligence and its dissemination and establishment of a centralized wildlife crime data bank;
- Co-ordination of actions by various enforcement authorities towards the implementation of the provisions of this act.
- Implementation of obligations under the various international conventions and protocols
- Assistance to concerned authorities in foreign countries and concerned international organizations to facilitate co-ordination and universal action for wildlife crime control;
- Development of infrastructure and capacity building for scientific and professional investigation;
- Advice the government of India on issues relating to wildlife crimes having national and international ramifications, and suggest changes required in relevant policy and laws from time to time.