Welcoming Bailey, the dog that combats wildlife illegal trading

A dog named Bailey has arrived in Indonesia to start her career with the Indonesian National Police Force and help combat wildlife trade in Indonesia under the care and guidance of JAAN. Bailey is the first dog trained to detect primates being smuggled, and has been in training since 2017 at the Scent Imprint for Dogs Center in the Netherlands with the assistance of samples of different Indonesian wildlife species from three zoos in the Netherlands.

Wildlife crime is serious crime! Wildlife crime undermines the whole eco-system and therefore also human life. In the international focus on biodiversity, Indonesia plays a crucial role, not least because it accommodates a large part of the world's biodiversity (third in the number of species after Brazil and Congo). The Dutch government/embassy supports the fight against this type of crime and therefore works together with the Indonesian “Wildlife Crime Unit” of the Indonesian police, which leads to success stories in investigation and arresting illegal trading of big amount of endangered species and coral from Indonesian forest and seas.

JAAN is a non-governmental, non- profit organization aiming to protect Indonesian wildlife. JAAN receives its funding and support from the public and other NGOs/donors, and works in partnership with the Indonesian public and authorities to rescue animals from exploitation and within a wide network through-out Indonesia as well as internationally. JAAN’s office serves as a center where people can obtain information about how they can help animals, can report animal cruelty cases and serves as a meeting place for volunteers willing to help animals. JAAN works with rescue centers, rehabilitation centers, NGO’s, other organizations and government institutions throughout Indonesia and also internationally, therefore really functioning as a Network.