Combating illegal wildlife trade - Greater Virunga LandscapeSee project
Over the years ifaw has worked with generous funders on work in the region, including:
March 3, 2021
February 10, 2021
The US Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) funded IFAW and The IUCN National Committee of the Netherlands to begin implementation of a project to build capacity to stop the poaching and trafficking of protected wildlife between Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
October 1, 2020
The European Union, IFAW and partners embarked on a mission to increase security in the Greater Virunga Landscape to protect both wildlife and humans. First, we provided training to law enforcement officers on the ground who can act as the first line of defense against poachers. Next, we created a team of intelligent officers and wildlife crime analysts who can review data and collaborate with governmental agencies thanks to the addition of camera traps and new patrol equipment. Community members also play a critical role in the protection of local wildlife. We engaged 20 community wildlife monitors who help us gather information that can lead to arrests of poachers and the confiscation of deadly traps.
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With projects in more than 40 countries, we rescue individual animals, act locally to prevent animal cruelty, and campaign for the protection of wildlife and habitats.See our work