Two hunters arrested in connection with the illegal shooting of M237, the wolf that made a record journey from Switzerland to Hungary

A wolf registered as M237 was shot illegally in April 2023 in Hungary. The GPS-collared wolf was tracked for 1,900 kilometres from Switzerland to Hungary, making it the longest recorded dispersal by a wolf in Europe. After the wolf’s GPS collar sent unusual information, the Hungarian Police launched a search operation and found the collar […]

SWiPE project organized WLC detection workshops in Serbia in cooperation with the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Serbia

WLC detection training organized in three cities in Serbia

At the beginning of May, WWF Adria-Serbia worked with the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Serbia to organize three one-day workshops in Belgrade, Niš and Novi Sad in Serbia. Over 80 representatives from the Environmental Crime Unit and other police units (border police, traffic police) attended the training. The goal of this […]

Demonstrating the efficacy of sniffer dogs in poison and carcass detection

On March 20th 2023, a delegation of three police representatives from Serbia – Aida Gogalić from the Environmental Crime Unit and coordinator Tamara Jevtović and veterinary Branislav Vilimonović from the Police Training Center for Dog Handlers and Police Dogs– travelled to Hungary for a two-day training program in improving wildlife crime detection through the use […]

Awareness raising and capacity building are key factors to fight wildlife crimes: wrapping up LIFE SWiPE in Hungary

Representatives of law enforcement authorities, prosecution services, the judiciary, the Hungarian Ministry of Agriculture (responsible for nature conservation in Hungary) and national park directorates met on 30-31 May 2023 in Budapest.  The two-day long workshop and closing event of the LIFE SWiPE project provided an opportunity for practitioners to discuss various aspects of the efforts […]