9 March 2017
Last week, while the global community was celebrating World Wildlife Day, the Born Free’s Border Point project team in Ethiopia was hard at work delivering training to over 1,300 police officers and trainees from the Amhara National Regional State (ANRS) counter terrorism unit. These officers play a crucial role in tackling illegal activities in the Amhara region, including illegal wildlife trade.
The Border Point Project is a three year initiative funded by the UK government. Its main goal is to support improved enforcement at Ethiopia’s border points, to help tackle the illegal trade of wildlife and their products, such as cheetah, leopard, lions, elephant and other commercially exploited wildlife species.
Born Free Foundation Ethiopia and its partners, the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority, and the Amhara region, Environment, Forest and Wildlife Conservation & Development Authority are thankful to the ANRS Police College for making this possible.