Stop the poaching, start the caring?WWF India has been working for decades to curb this trade by providing infrastructural support to various State Forest Department and building capacities of its staff for better crime detection and enforcement.
We are sure you will agree with us that India being a biodiversity hotspot has always been a target for notorious poachers and smugglers responsible for operating many notorious wildlife contrabands. . Poaching and illegal wildlife trade are some key threats to many endangered and vulnerable species in our country. Do you know, illegal wildlife trade ranks as the fourth largest global crime!
Not only that, but illegal wildlife trade is also one of the key global factors responsible for the increase in zoonotic diseases - which has the potential to become the next pandemic. Similarly, the Covid-19 virus has been linked to a disease prevalent in Horseshoe bats. Although the origins of the virus are currently being explored, there are strong and direct links to wildlife trade.
Current methods of combating wildlife crime are proving ineffective. In order to deal with the problem's complexity and size, the greatest experts must be brought in.
To solve the problem, enforcement measures are being used. The use of sniffer dogs for crime prevention and detection is a time-tested method that has yielded positive results. Significant advantages have accrued over time.
Support our sniffer dog training programme to help curb growing wildlife crimes in our country and the same time help reduce the risk of a future pandemic.