Poacher’s Will Stop At Nothing For Ivory

A Poacher’s New Worst Enemy

Africa’s elephants and rhinos are being targeted by increasingly well-funded, sophisticated poachers who will stop at nothing to profit from the deaths of these vanishing species. To combat poaching and keep traffickers from transporting wildlife contraband, AWF launched the Canine Conservation Program. The program’s highly trained detection dogs and their handlers can locate even the smallest amounts of ivory and rhino horn dust; they boast a 90 percent accuracy rate. AWF is working to deploy additional canine detection units to key trafficking hubs, cuting off the flow of illegal wildlife products from the African continent.


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