Conservation really does begin with the community around it, wildlife conservation is inextricably linked with the livelihoods of local communities. Without the support of local communities, it is not always possible to protect wildlife as much as we would like to.
Dogs help protect wildlife by deterring, detecting and sometimes even detaining poachers, they are definitely a ranger’s best friend! Anti-poaching teams of dogs and handlers, used alongside other protection measures, are proving extremely effective.
Field rangers risk their lives every day protecting wildlife for all of us but they train hard for this job. It is so much more than just practical training, it prepares men and women for the dangers they will face and how to work as a team to protect each other.
This video looks at the Southern African Wildlife College, its role in protecting wildlife and the amazing work it does day in and day out.
Organised crime is driving a dramatic increase in poaching for rhino horn and elephant ivory. An organised unit of trained dogs and handlers is helping rhinos and elephants survive. White Paw Professional Dog Training with Ol Pejeta conservancy are making a difference across the northern rangelands of Kenya.
Now more than ever, wildlife conservation is inextricably linked with the livelihoods of local communities. The Ol Pejeta Conservancy seeks to support the people living around its borders, to ensure wildlife conservation translates to better education, healthcare and infrastructure.
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