New Sniffer Dogs detect illegal ivory, lead to arrest in Tanzania

Thanks to the Wildlife Conservation Society, Tanzanian National Parks (TANAPA) are now using dogs to detect illicit ivory. Jenny, a Belgian Malinois dog, and Dexter, an English springer spaniel, recently helped seize four elephant tusks in a village outside Tanzania’s Ruaha National Park, leading to the arrest of an alleged poacher. The dogs are members … More New Sniffer Dogs detect illegal ivory, lead to arrest in Tanzania

Wildlife Witness App Helps Stop Trafficking

If you’re traveling to Southeast Asia, there is an app that will allow you to identify and report wildlife that is being illegally traded. In 2014 Sydney’s Taronga Zoo partnered with TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, to create Wildlife Witness, the first global community action smartphone app in the fight against illegal wildlife trade. … More Wildlife Witness App Helps Stop Trafficking

Crime Museum in Washington DC hosts workshops on drones and the wildlife trade

The Crime Museum in Washington DC (which is sadly shortly going to close its doors) has hosted sell-out workshops this summer to show people how to make the kind of drones that protect wildlife from poachers in situ. They said: In 2014 over 40,000 elephants and 1,200 rhinos were killed by poachers for their ivory … More Crime Museum in Washington DC hosts workshops on drones and the wildlife trade