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Appa is deployed to Costa Rica

ASA in partnership with Earthrace Conservation is pleased to announce the arrival of the first tracker dog to the Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica. 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 currently being teamed with his new handlers for 10 days before he commences his new wildlife protection role.


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