SHILLONG, Aug 23 - Meghalaya�Forest and Environment Minister, Lahkmen Rumbui�said on Saturday that there is a decline in the number of poaching cases and unlike before, 96% of such cases are being reported now in the state. �With the cooperation of civil societies and villages, poaching has reduced in the state,� the Forest Minister said.�
Rymbui said that�situation is not like before. He informed that apart from the police, even the Customs Department have been authorised to take action against poaching.�
Rymbui informed that the Forest officials are working in cooperation with the civil societies and villages which has in turn reduced poaching and observed that people are slowly becoming aware of the importance to save guard wildlife.