K9 Unit Operations in Lower Zambezi, Zambia

In response to a surge in wildlife crime and trafficking from 2014-2016, the Department of National Parks and Wildlife and Conservation Lower Zambezi established a specialized K9 and Rapid Response Unit to help in law enforcement. Trained for both tracking and detection of illegal wildlife products including ivory, bushmeat, pangolin, rhino horn, rifles, ammunition and various pelts; the dogs conduct vehicle searches with their handlers at checkpoints eliminating channels of movement for illegal wildlife products.

IEF #AF1037


Project Years: 2019 – 2023

Project Partners:
Conservation Lower Zambezi, Zambia