Department of State: Wildlife Detection Dog Programs in Indonesia and Malaysia
INL seeks to fund a program that designs and implements wildlife detection dog programs in Indonesia and Malaysia. The goal of this program is to significantly improve and increase Indonesia’s and Malaysia’s abilities to interdict illegal wildlife products. Despite efforts by law enforcement to stem the flow of illegal wildlife products streaming through these two island nations, both countries continue to serve as major international transit hubs for illegal wildlife products. It is a herculean effort for inspectors to search the massive volume of cargo, shipping containers, suitcases, and other packages transiting from, through, and to Indonesia and Malaysia. The dogs’ superlative sniffers will give law enforcement officers a fighting chance because detection dogs have an extremely high success rate in correctly finding illegal wildlife products..
June 25, 2018