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Operation ‘Clean Art'

Posted on : 04 Dec 2019

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  • “Operation Clean Art was the first pan India operation to crackdown on the smuggling of mongoose hair in the country.
  • Operation Clean Art was conceived by WCCB with the singular aim of ensuring that the mongoose hair brush trade should be closed down across the country.
  • These animals were poached by “hunting communities” across the country.
  • The mongoose is listed in Schedule II Part 2 of the Wildlife Protection Act and any smuggling or possession of its body part is a non-bailable offence.
  • Brushes made of mongoose hair are preferred because they are superior and hold colour better.
  • IUCN Red List status- Least Concerned.
  • There are six species of mongoose found in India- Indian grey mongoose, Small Indian mongoose, Ruddy mongoose, Crab-eating mongoose, Stripe-necked mongoose and Brown mongoose.

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