Wildlife, Conservation & Bio-Security

Stuart Phillips Assessing an Indonesian Wildlife Detection Dog Team

Wildlife, Conservation & Bio-Security Dogs

Working with partners around the world, B.W.Y Canine has experience training and deploying dogs to assist with wildlife, conservation and bio-security. 

Using the skills and experience we have gained with our explosives, drugs, tobacco and cash detection dogs, we are more than qualified to help tackle wildlife crime and assist with conservation and bio-security issues with detection dogs.

These unique services offered by B.W.Y Canine Ltd are available to wildlife organisations, animal charities, governments, conservationists, biologists, ecologists, developers and utility providers.  Wildlife, conservation and bio-security dogs provide a far less invasive, simpler, faster, highly efficient and cost effective method of searching.

Wildlife Crime

Working in airports, container ports, seaports and other major transit points, our wildlife detection dogs can detect illegal wildlife products hidden in vehicles, luggage, cargo and shipping containers. Wildlife detection dogs working in these environments can prevent traffickers and smugglers from exporting and moving prohibited wildlife products, giving customs, police and border control officers the edge at tackling and disrupting the illegal wildlife trade.

Specialist dogs can also be used to stop the illegal wildlife trade even before it's started. Out in the field, specialist dogs can be used to locate traps, guns and ammunition used to kill vulnerable and endangered wildlife – stopping poachers in their tracks.

Conservation Dogs

  • Live Animal Detection. By using our conservation dogs, clearing areas of protected and endangered species can reduce costs and save time for you. Dogs trained to locate live animals can make a process far more efficient and is more effective.
  • Carcass Detection. Did you know that very species of bat is protected under EU law. Conducting Bat surveys in to their mortality rates has now become common place around wind turbines, new roads and construction sites. B.W.Y Canine Ltd can assist you with work in this area.
  • POAO (Products of Animal Origin). B.W.Y Canine Ltd has experience at an international level, assisting and advising detection dog units in the fight against illegal wildlife trade. Ivory, bush meat, pangolin scales and shark fin are highly prized items for poachers. Wildlife detection dogs can be used at seaports, container ports, airports and even road blocks to tackle and disrupt the illegal trade in wildlife.
  • Scat Detection. A service that can be replicated for any species. One of the most effective ways of determining population sizes in areas is to perform DNA tests on animal scats. This also helps with the success of reintroduction projects for elusive species. Discrimination training on other ‘similar’ scats will also ensure that only the chosen target scat will be located by detection dogs.

Bio-Security Dogs

Bio-Security detection dogs can play a vital role in helping to protect against exotic pests and diseases. Bio-security detection dogs can be used in conjunction with a number of other bio-security strategies and detection technologies to help protect agricultural industries, environment, economy and human health. Our bio-security detection dog teams can be deployed at seaports, container ports, airport terminals and even at mail, parcel and freight facilities. 

Bio-security detection dogs can help protect countries from exotic pests and disease, an area of work which is becoming increasingly more important. The number of international passengers, cargo and mail items that arrive in countries is growing year on year, placing increased pressure on existing bio-security controls. Our Bio-security detection dogs are fast, versatile and can be used in a number of environments. B.W.Y Canine Ltd bio-security detection dogs can play an important role in strengthening your biosecurity systems in response to a growing bio-security threat.

BWY Canine

Formed in 2009, B.W.Y CANINE is now a leading supplier of specialist detection dogs for UK and international clients. B.W.Y CANINE provides a range of sniffer dog services to a very diverse range of clients for detecting Drugs, Explosives, Firearms and Counterfeit Tobacco. Our clients include Police Services, Trading Standards, Private Companies, NHS Trusts, Oil Refineries and the 3rd largest Port Authority in the UK.

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