Wildlife Ranger K9 Challenge

Wildlife Ranger K9 Challenge

Canines On The Conservation Front Line

Man’s best friend is an invaluable partner to wildlife rangers. Across Africa, a multitude of different breeds support anti-poaching efforts. With their keen sense of smell, canine conservation heroes are game changers in tracking human poaching suspects, locating snares, and finding wounded wildlife.

The Wildlife Ranger K9 Challenge is brought to you in partnership with Working Dogs for Conservation (WD4C), the world’s leading conservation dog organisation. With a focus on law enforcement, biosecurity, ecological monitoring and environmental justice, WD4C consults, collaborates and leads capacity building for detection, tracking and discriminations for dogs and handlers around the world.

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Ranger K9 Challenge 2023

Ahead of race day, during the week of 3rd – 7th July 2023, our Ranger K9 teams spanning the African continent, competed in a series of challenges. Full results can be seen below.

Congratulations to everyone who took part and particularly to our Top 3 Ranger K9 Teams:

VIEW THE FULL RANGER TEAM RESULTS HERE.
1. Gonarezhou K9 Unit 1 (Gonarezhou Conservation Trust - Gonarezhou National Park) Time: 03:46
1. Gonarezhou K9 Unit 1

Gonarezhou Conservation Trust
Gonarezhou National Park
Time: 03:46
Handler: Raphael
Dog: Sammy

2. PDC K9 Team (Painted Dog Conservation - Hwange National Park Buffer Zone)
2. PDC Team K9

Painted Dog Conservation
Hwange National Park Buffer Zone
Time: 03:50
Handler: Xavier Nkomo
Dog: Natasha

3. Gonarezhou K9 Unit 2 (Gonarezhou Conservation Trust - Gonarezhou National Park) Time: 04:09
3. Gonarezhou K9 Unit 2

Gonarezhou Conservation Trust
Gonarezhou National Park
Time: 04:09
Handler: Toby
Dog: Fargo

K9 Prize Partners

Prizes to highest achieving rangers made possible by Lady Holmes.

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