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Andy Murray WWF's Sniffer Dog support

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Andy Murray WWF's Sniffer Dog support

Post  whitestarling on Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:28 pm

Andy Murray joins WWF's new sniffer dog campaign
Top tennis player and 2013 Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has become a Global Ambassador for WWF
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In particular he is working with the charity to raise awareness and crucial funds for their new sniffer dog programme launching in Nepal.
The WWF is focussing on Nepal because as well as being home to some of the most iconic (and most trafficked) species in the world including tigers, rhinos and elephants, it is also long been a transit route for illegal wildlife products. Seizures of wildlife parts mainly rhino horn, tiger parts, skins of red panda and other big cats have been made in recent years.
Sniffer dogs can help considerably to bring poachers to justice as when poachers are caught one of the biggest obstacles is locating the evidence, as often guns and traps are hidden in the forests.
With the right training, the sniffer dogs can be used to find this proof, and help track poachers, their trafficking routes, as well as help locate wildlife parts.
This year WWF and Andy are working in partnership to raise £25,000 for this work in Nepal. It will assist in training and welfare of Andy’s sponsored puppy Murray and the programme itself.
"It’s a shocking fact that rhino poaching in South Africa increased by over 7,700% between 2007 and 2013 and as few as 3,200 tigers remaining in the wild so anything we can do to deter poachers is a positive step in the right direction," said Andy Murray.
"I’ve followed WWF’s work on the illegal wildlife trade for a while now and been looking for a way to support their work. I think it’s incredibly important that this trade is prevented and the sniffer dog programme seemed like the perfect venture for me to get behind. I know from my own dogs how clever they can be and it’s fascinating how these sniffer dogs communicate with their handlers. I’m also really looking forward to going to see Murray at work at some point in the near future.”
Dog lover Andy is a passionate supporter of wildlife and raising awareness about wildlife crime. Earlier this year he joined other British sporting giants, David Beckham and Lewis Hamilton, to raise awareness about the illegal wildlife trade, as part of United for Wildlife's campaign, 'Whose Side Are You On.'

To see the video click the following link http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/andy-murray-wwf.html#cr

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Re: Andy Murray WWF's Sniffer Dog support

Post  Laikipia on Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:03 am

http://i73.servimg.c - all these charities need well known celebrities to get the message across so well done to Andy Murray.

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