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Are these skydiving dogs poachers’ worst enemies?

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Meet Arrow and his handler, Henry Holtshyzen. Harnessed together, they take off across the vast wildlife preserve. Arrow seems unperturbed, even as they hurl themselves out of the helicopter, falling more than 6,000 feet to earth

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Skydiving dogs combating poachers across Africa

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Gabon Gets Anti-Poaching Helicopter From South African Group

JOHANNESBURG — A South African foundation is providing a helicopter and other anti-poaching equipment to Gabon, whose forest elephants have been heavily targeted by traffickers. The Ichikowitz Family Foundation said Thursday that it will also provide ranger training and establish

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Africa’s anti-poaching dogs take to the skies

As poachers in Africa become more sophisticated, so too has the response from those trying to stop them, including the use of highly-trained dogs. The BBC got to see what they’re capable of at Paramount Group’s Anti-Poaching and Canine Training

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AFRICAN Independent – K9 commandos unleashed

At a secret training camp called Battle Creek, in the bush, two hours from Johannesburg, dogs and handlers are being trained in using Special Forces techniques to try to stem the tide of poaching that has seen thousands of rhinos

Posted in Anti Poaching, News – Tracker dog praised as two poachers convicted

News24 Correspondent Mbombela – A magistrate in Mpumalanga has praised a Belgian Malinois dog that successfully tracked two poachers, resulting in their conviction. Andolino Mulcube, 20, and Jermano Tive, 20, appeared in the Nelspruit Regional Court on Tuesday. They were

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Paramount’s Anti-Poaching and K9 Academy scoops top global, South African awards for best PR campaign

The company was awarded a Gold Sabre in the Geographic Category for Africa for Paramount’s K9 Anti-Poaching Awareness Campaign. SubmitThe launch of Paramount Group’s Anti-Poaching and K9 Academy has been voted the best communications campaign in Africa at the world’s

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South Africa’s anti-poaching effort goes to the dogs

  By: Stephanie Findlay Special to the Star, Published on Sat Jan 24 2015 RUSTENBURG, SOUTH AFRICA—The poacher didn’t stand a chance. Sprinting across the field, Daisy leaps into the air and with one swift, violent twist brings the poacher to the muddy

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Flying Dogs – Join the fight against rhino poaching

It is clear that those who actively oppose rhino poaching need all the help they can get. Over the last three years, the Ichikowitz Family Foundation and Paramount Group have become increasingly involved in the fi ght against rhino poaching.

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South Africa Turns To New Breed Of Anti-Poaching Crime Fighters

RUSTENBURG, South Africa (AP) — Venom and Killer. These are members of a furry breed of anti-poaching operatives, dogs that can detect a whiff of hidden rhino horn in a suspect’s vehicle or follow the spoor of armed poachers in

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