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CORCOVADO NAt PARK 

ASA in partnership with Earthrace Conservation is pleased to annonce the deployment of its first tracker dog to the Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica. In 2020 Earthrace Conservation signed a one year agreement with the Costa Rican Government  to give support to their current efforts in protecting Marine and terrestrial parks including corcovado. The organisation's centre of operations is based upon its 45 ft vessel the 'Modoc' and workng along side the MINAE, SINAC & GOC units of the government Earthrace has been extremely effective in assisting in the reduction of illegal activities with the Corcovado National Park.  In 2019 ASA approached Earthrace offering the assistance of a tracker dog and handler training to help further enhance their current security strategies with the park. The new dog a Belgian Malinois called 'Appa' will have a two fold role. Firstly, to track and if necessary apprehend those committing illegal activities within the park and secondly, in a search and rescue role tasked with locating lost or injured tourists. Appa arrived on the 26th January 2021 and is now operationally deployed with his new handlers in his wildlife protection role. Read more here Earthrace K9 Unit supporting Costa Rican Rangers - Earthrace Conservation

 

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earthrace TRACKER DOG appa

Down time for Appa
Down time for Appa
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Re-joining the Modoc
Re-joining the Modoc
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Appa on deployment
Appa on deployment
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Waiting for the Zodiac to collect the K9 team
Waiting for the Zodiac to collect the K9 team
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The crew of the Modoc
The crew of the Modoc
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Operational tracking
Operational tracking
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Appa with Earthrace founder Peter Bethune
Appa with Earthrace founder Peter Bethune
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Appa in the Zodiac going ashore
Appa in the Zodiac going ashore
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Getting ready to board the zodiac inflatable
Getting ready to board the zodiac inflatable
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CORCOVADO NATIONAL PARK

EARTHRACE CATCHING CRIMINALS