Last month we had the privilege of watching the Singita Grumeti Fund team train their K9 Unit; what incredible animals! Dogs are playing an increasingly critical role in the war on poaching across the continent, and this incredible endeavor by the #singitagrumetifund is no exception!
—————————————————————- “Radar, Tony, DJ and Popo are the founding members of Singita Grumeti’s brand new canine unit, responsible for detecting highly valued and trafficked wildlife contraband. The two chocolate Labrador mixes and two Belgian Malinois are rescue dogs from the United States who have been expertly trained by our partner, Working Dogs for Conservation (WD4C), to sniff out ivory, rhino horn, pangolin scales, ammunition, bush meat and snares as well as to track people from the scene of a crime.
Six handlers have undergone intensive training on the ground at Singita Grumeti with the specialists from WD4C on how to care for, train and manage the dogs. The canines and their handlers have been matched based on their mutual connection. The canine unit team is now actively working in the Singita Grumeti area with the goal to expand the program to reach other areas of the Serengeti as a part of a solution for ecosystem wide protection.” https://conservation.singita.com/project/k9-unit-singita-grumeti
#singita_ #oursingita #singitagrumetifund #antipoaching #k9 #conservation #wildlife_protection #sustainabletourism #rescuedogs #saynotopoaching #worthmorealive