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African Wildlife Foundation

AWF

 

African Wildlife Foundation faces ever-growing challenges in preserving Africa's wildlife and exotic landscapes.

Poaching epidemic threatens elephants and rhinos

Illegal poaching in Africa is at an all-time high, with elephants and rhinos targeted by well-funded, -trained and -equipped poachers who are motivated by a lucrative illegal wildlife trade. The poaching of rhinos has increased nearly 3,000 percent since 2007 and demand for ivory is also ever climbing. If poaching does not stop, these species could become extinct within our lifetime.

Sniffer dogs to the rescue

African Wildlife Foundation's Canines for Conservation program is a best-in-breed initiative that trains and deploys detection dogs and their handlers to key airports and seaports throughout the continent to head off traffickers before they can export illegal products.

These canines are specially selected based on their friendliness and playfulness—traits that make great sniffer dogs—and then paired with a handler and trained in the ins and outs of detection.

Once the handler and dog teams are ready, they are deployed to critical trafficking hubs to help law enforcement, like Kenya Wildlife Service, detect illegal wildlife products. These highly trained dogs can detect even the smallest amounts of wildlife contraband, like ivory or rhino horn dust, with a 90 percent accuracy rate.

 

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The Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (CWRS) is a registered non-profit charitable organization that rescues and rehabilitates wild animals in the City of Calgary and surrounding areas.

The CWRS is dedicated to treating injured and orphaned wildlife, providing valuable outreach and education services to the community, and engaging all volunteers in motivational work and skill building experience.

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The Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre (home of the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre) is a registered charity whose goal is to protect and conserve Ontario’s native turtles and their habitat. We accomplish this by operating a turtle hospital that treats, rehabilitates, and releases healed patients back into the wild.
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