DANGER: Rapid Response Dog Unit In Kenya – This Wild Life – BBC

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Rhino poaching reached a twenty year high in 2015 in Africa. It is now more important than ever for teams on the ground to try and protect the wild animals that call the content home.

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  1. Wow, can you say "counterproductive?" Using the most terrifying trained attack dogs to search whole villages full of small children doesn't seem to be the way to win hearts and minds of citizens who live near the park. To solve a murder, using interviews and community outreach would be a lot more likely to net the true culprit rather than some arbitrary scapegoat, and it would be much less likely to cause whole generations to fear and resent the park rangers. Really, this search-and-terrify strategy is not good for the long-term survival of elephants. What it does is antagonize the people the wildlife need most – the residents of the area. Those residents could be the eyes and ears of the park service, but only if they trust the rangers. Use the dogs to patrol inside the park, and use skilled negotiators to work with the villagers.

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