A Continent in Crisis
Africa is home to several keystone wildlife species that face extinction–including the mountain gorilla, Ethiopian wolf and Grevy’s zebra. Critical to protecting these vital ecosystems? People. Enter The African Wildlife Foundation–which was established in 1961 to focus on the continent’s wildlife conservation, land and habitat protection, community empowerment and economic development.
Canines for Conservation
The Holtzman Wildlife Foundation supported the African Wildlife Foundation’s Canines for Conservation program, which trains and deploys dogs to airports, seaports and other illegal trafficking centers to help discover illegal shipments of ivory, rhino horn and other wildlife products. The program’s success has already been demonstrated, with trained dogs positioned at airports in Kenya and Uganda. Now, the program has been put in place in Tanzania.