Enhancing the Capacity of Anti-Trafficking Detection Dog Programs Detection dogs are increasingly relevant to wildlife security efforts in Africa.
Detection dogs have the ability to identify illegal wildlife products and improve overall law enforcement effectiveness.
Although new detection
dog programs are expanding, many programs suffer from lack of knowledge and capacity to effectively develop the program over time.
Common challenges for detection dog programs include lack of consistent and quality training, poor veterinary capability, environmental hazards, and lack of general husbandry.
The Service will support efforts to enhance the capacity of detection dog programs in Africa.
This opportunity is designed to support conservation activities related to building capacity of sniffer dog programs through training, information-sharing, and cross-country exchanges.