Two White rhinos
Image credit: Pilanesberg

Using Canine Units to Detect Poaching in South Africa

2021 - 2022
South Africa
Species protected
South-eastern Black Rhino Diceros bicornis minor
White Rhino Ceratotherium simum
Temminck’s Pangolin Smutsia temminckii

Project objectives

This project aims to reduce the threat of poaching in COVID-19 impacted reserves. It will do so by implementing an effective strategy using wildlife detection and tracking dogs that can detect concealed ammunition or track poachers that breach reserve boundaries.

This project is implemented by Endangered Wildlife Trust.



This project is part of the IUCN Save Our Species African Wildlife initiative, which is co-funded by the European Union.