Our K9 Unit consists of both on-leash tracking dogs, which are trained to work with handlers, and free-running pack dogs, which can follow a scent trail much faster than a human-led dog. The introduction of these off-leash hounds in 2018 proved to multiply the effect of the anti-poaching team and continues to increase the rate of apprehensions. Find out more about our K9 Unit here.
Our Airwing gives counter-poaching operations a critical edge, offering surveillance in the form of regular aerial patrols over protected areas, and deploying Field Rangers and tracker dogs in accurate locations, quickly and efficiently. Aerial support also plays a vital role in data collection for conservation management. Read more about our Air wing unit.
This is the area of training designed for advanced Field Rangers to teach life-saving techniques in emergency anti-poaching operations. It includes tactical tracking, planning and deployment, advanced navigation and movement techniques, and ground-to-air training. This is vital training for the first line of defence – boots on the ground. Read more about Tactical Operations training.