Indian Forest Service(IFS) officer Ramesh Pandey has been selected for the Asia Environmental Enforcement Award by the United Nations Environment Programme.
The 1996-batch IFS officer, currently posted as Chief Conservator Forests in Lucknow and Secretary, UP State Bio-diversity Board, is well known for his investigation and intelligence gathering on poachers. Pandey would receive the award on November 13 at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok.
The citation declared that the excellent work in combating trans-boundary environmental crime by Panday has been recognised by the selection panel.
Asia Environmental Enforcement Awards recognises outstanding achievements by public organisations and individuals to combat transboundary environmental crime