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   Wildlife Enforcement Monitoring System (WEMS)
Created Date: 10/4/2011 9:46:15 AM
Country: India
Focus: ICT for MDGs, Citizen Engagement
Status: In development
License: Open Source
Product Type: Software - Web
Target Users: Enforcement officials and National Policy makers
Developer Name: National Wildlife Federation (NWF)
Product Url: http://www.egov.iist.unu.edu/cegov/projects/Environment-WEMS-Project
Description: Wildlife Enforcement Monitoring System (WEMS) is an environmental governance model developed to monitor the effectiveness of enforcement and compliance of wildlife law at a national level. WEMS functions by compiling grass roots level information on violation of wildlife law and illegal wildlife crime, and then bringing it to a national level repository through an online data collection mechanism. The project is designed in line with the UNEP-Bali Strategic Action plan for Technology Support and Capacity Development.  The WEMS-India is planned as a joint activity to be carried out by United Nations bodies, Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB), National Informatics Center (NIC), ESRI Corporation, and other civil society organizations and research institutions. WEMS will also bring together various national institutions to a common information-sharing platform. This will help build the capacity of these nations to manage knowledge on wildlife crime trends and threat assessments.  The compiled data will then be analyzed by the partnering research institutions, and be made available to the national policy makers. The national policy makers will be responsible for communicating with the Multilateral Environmental Agreement secretariats, and with global enforcement agencies with regard to the state of compliance to wildlife laws. Analyzed information will also be available to all the national enforcement agencies and this information will be shared with the public to bring awareness about wildlife crime.

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