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The Frankfurt Zoological Society

We conserve wildlife and ecosystems focusing on protected areas and outstanding wild places.

Safeguarding Serranía de Chiribiquete National Park

Chiribiquete National Park, Colombia, by Rob Muir

Frankfurt Zoological Society signed an agreement with Parques Nacionales Naturales of Colombia in an effort to safeguard Serranía de Chiribiquete National Park.

The Chiribiquete National Park is a mosaic of Guianese and Amazonian landscapes, protecting a great variety of unique habitats with an excellent conservation status for the flora and fauna of these two large biogeographical regions.

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On the scent of wildlife crime

Sniffer dog in action (C.Lewis)

The words ‘sniffer dog’ conjure up images of beagles at baggage carousels sniffing out illicit drugs. But a dog’s nose can be trained for just about anything.

Dogs working hand in paw with conservation projects are a relatively recent addition to the law enforcement strategy toolbox yet they are energetic, effective and efficient and are unmatched by any technology currently available.