Poaching is a violent crime, and has created a tragedy for elephant populations, many seriously threatened by the ivory trade.
Our anti-poaching experts undertake needs assessments and provide the appropriate training and technical assistance where it’s needed most.
IFAW has conducted anti-poaching and wildlife crime training in Cameroon and Chad, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Congo-Brazzaville, India and Bhutan. We are also working in collaboration with regional governments and NGOs to develop a wildlife enforcement network for the Horn of Africa region.
To complement other IFAW conflict-resolution and population assessment programmes, we have provided support for wildlife scouts, rangers and other anti-poaching patrols in Kenya’s Meru, Tsavo, and Amboseli National Parks, Malawi’s Liwonde National Park, and Manas National Park in Assam, India.
IFAW and the Kenya Wildlife Service have launched an innovative project called tenBoma, which includes the development of a counter-wildlife crime intelligence fusion centre, engagement with communities living near wildlife, and modernization of KWS security operations to stop poachers before they kill elephants and rhinos. If successful in Kenya, this model project could be replicated in other countries for more effective poaching prevention.
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