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Wildlife Crime

Wildlife Crime

Four-legged defence against the illegal wildlife trade

Counter-trafficking initiatives such as the Mozambique Canine Unit that operates in and from Maputo International Airport, are crucial to the fight against wildlife crime. The specialised team of detection dogs and their handlers, better known as the National Administration of Conservation Areas (ANAC) K9 Unit, provide critical support to law enforcement activities, sniffing out contraband leading to the arrest of traffickers and the disruption of smuggling routes.

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Great Limpopo TFCA, Limpopo National Park, Lubombo TFCA, Maputo Special Reserve, Wildlife Crime

Protecting the Pangolin

This pangolin received a second chance at living wild and free when Mozambique law-enforcement rescued it from wildlife traffickers in Maputo a couple of weeks ago.

Rhino Protection Programme, Technology and Innovation, Wildlife Crime

Disrupting wildlife crime with leading tech

In the oldest proclaimed nature reserve in Africa, an international team of technology and wildlife experts have come together to disrupt the status quo, and save wildlife species under threat.

Great Limpopo TFCA, Kruger National Park, Limpopo National Park, Rhino Protection Programme, Wildlife Crime

Rhino poachers sentenced to lengthy imprisonment

Rapid response, well-coordinated efforts and irrefutable evidence provided by the Limpopo National Park anti-poaching unit, working in close collaboration with their counterparts across the border in Kruger National Park, led to the arrest...

Rhino Protection Programme, Vietnam Wild Rhino, Wildlife Crime

Wilderness awakens the hearts and minds of young Vietnamese rhino ambassadors

Every two years students from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi in Vietnam travel to South Africa to embark on, what they call, a life-changing experience. Aged between 14 and 17, most of...

Kavango Zambezi TFCA, Leopard Protection Programme, Wildlife Crime

Using fabric furs to protect wild cats in Zambia

Panthera, the global wild cat conservation organization, and the Barotse Royal Establishment of the Lozi People in partnership with Peace Parks Foundation and Cartier have launched the Saving Spots project – an innovative...

Banhine National Park, Great Limpopo TFCA, Kavango Zambezi TFCA, Kruger National Park, Limpopo National Park, Lubombo TFCA, Maputo Special Reserve, Sioma Ngwezi National Park, Southern African Wildlife College, Wildlife Crime, Zinave National Park

Honouring our bravest on World Ranger Day

This World Ranger Day, Peace Parks Foundation pays tribute to the brave men and women who are guarding Africa's precious conservation areas.

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