SAVE VALLEY CONSERVANCY  

 

Save Valley Conservancy is a wildlife conservation leader in Zimbabwe. The Conservancy spanning an area of some 3400 square kilometres / 340 000 hectares. As a Conservancy Save Valley has placed special emphasis on preserving rare wildlife and its habitats in an effort to guarantee its  survival. When we were approached by Save Valley and asked if we could offer any assistance with the training of a new dog section to compliment the already competent anti poaching patrols, we were only too happy to help.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Save Valley Anti poaching dog section consists of four ASA dual role-tracker/apprehension dogs split into two operational teams Rogue & Polaris and 'Justice & Shetani'. Since deployment the dogs teams have had tremendous success in their new role as part of the conservancy security strategy. To read about a few of their successes please click on our news page.

 

In the short film below you will see Bryce Clemence head of the SSPU describing the slaughter of a rhino named 'Maria'. In a recent operation at Save Valley a poaching syndicate was captured attempting to poach rhino on the conservancy. Ballistic  examination showed that one of their rifle's matched that used in the killing of Maria and six other rhino. This syndicate has now been remanded in custody and is facing a sentence of fifteen years.

 

ROGUE & POLARIS  

Rogue on patrol

Rogue on patrol

tracking with Rogue

tracking with Rogue

Polaris about to go on patrol

Polaris about to go on patrol

Polaris giving chase

Polaris giving chase

Save Valley kennels

Save Valley kennels

keen to bite!

keen to bite!

brothers in arms

brothers in arms

training the new decoy

training the new decoy

Painted Dog pups in Save Valley

Painted Dog pups in Save Valley

POLARIS PUPPY TO PROTECTOR

POLARIS PUPPY TO PROTECTOR

THE BOYS ON PATROL

THE BOYS ON PATROL

Polaris tracking with Samuel

Polaris tracking with Samuel

Rogue & Polaris enjoying down time

Rogue & Polaris enjoying down time

Bryce Clemence head of security

Bryce Clemence head of security

mobile Patrol

mobile Patrol

On patrol by the waterhole

On patrol by the waterhole

giraffe on the road at Save Valey

giraffe on the road at Save Valey

Having a well earned drink

Having a well earned drink

Rogue & Polaris on patrol

Rogue & Polaris on patrol

Rhino tracking dog

Rhino tracking dog

Save Valley Dog Section

Save Valley Dog Section

The front line of poaching

The front line of poaching

Save Valley river

Save Valley river

JUSTICE & SHETANI  

Justice in training

Justice in training

Helicopter training

Helicopter training

Justice bite training

Justice bite training

Justice & Shetani

Justice & Shetani

Justice

Justice

Justice with his new handler

Justice with his new handler

Shetani in Zimbabwe

Shetani in Zimbabwe

Ready for anything!

Ready for anything!

Justice with his new handler

Justice with his new handler

Justice and Kasanga

Justice and Kasanga

Justice on a window entry exercise

Justice on a window entry exercise

Shetani

Shetani

Shetani bite training

Shetani bite training

Shetani tracking

Shetani tracking

Justice inner arm bite

Justice inner arm bite

Justice tactical trainng

Justice tactical trainng

Justice repelling down a wall

Justice repelling down a wall

Shetani tracking

Shetani tracking

The three amigos

The three amigos

Shetani

Shetani

Shetani enjoying a bite

Shetani enjoying a bite

shetani tracking 14 weeks

shetani tracking 14 weeks

Shetani

Shetani

'Justice' at 6 months

'Justice' at 6 months

Smoke grenade training

Smoke grenade training

Bite work with Shetani at 14 weeks

Bite work with Shetani at 14 weeks

Shetani at the Big Cat Sanctuary

Shetani at the Big Cat Sanctuary

'Maria' A Mother's Love
Elephant's & Anti-Poaching Dogs
Polaris & Rogue were featured on the BBC1 programme' Inside out' on the 20th March 2018,
See the full episode it two parts below
Justice repelling down a wall