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Exam of new rangers

2017-03-19 The new rangers of 2017 were drilled during 3 intensive days in Mars with many experienced, professional and inspiring teachers and lecturers from law enforcement and other sectors. The education included sections such as wild-life tracks, patrol-routines, search methods, forensics and criminal investigation techniques, tracking, tactical photography and videography, night patrolling, emergency medical care, self-defense, conflict handling, game hunting methods, law, hunt- and environmental legislation.

Svenska Jägarförbundet were asked to do a lecture on hunting but declined.

In the end a patrol, forest navigation and physical test were performed before the ranger candidates, who this year mostly came from the security sector, passed.

General meeting 2017

2017-02-09 Annual general meeting at APU today and planning for year 2017. We thank all our sponsors who made it possible to continue our voluntary work to prevent and expose poaching and environmental crimes.

Project Ranger 2017 preceeds as planned

2016-11-26 Selection of ranger aspirants is ongoing until 31 December and we have received many promising applications.

February / March 2017: Education.

March-December 2017: Active service

Police busts poaching syndicate

2016-08-31 Illegal hunting of wolverine and bear: Over 50 police officers have striked at a large number of addresses in Norrbotten and Västerbotten during the day. It's about suspected large scale coordinated illegal predator hunting. According to information to vk.se, a state-employed enviroment protection officer is at the center of the investigation as suspect.

 

Read more at svt.se

(Update 4th of may svt.se)

Patrol in Glamsen

2016-08-28 We conducted our first but not last patrol in Glamsen home-range. We climbed Vargberget and found 6 wolf droppings. The patrol also met migrating cranes, a group of 8 capercailzies, frogs and hikers at Gästrikeleden. Click the image for slide show

Open Eye

2016-08-05 Together with the county administrative boards and the police, the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency launches the information campaign "Open Eye". The goal is to prevent wild life crimes by causing people to report when they see or suspect crime is committed.

 

Collaboration with general public has always been extremely central to APU's strategy and we are pleased that things begin to move in Sweden. Support "Open Eye"! Report violation of nature laws to the police, advise the police or county administrative board anonymously. tip APU. Read more about "Open Eye" here and here.

Skjutet och bränt lodjur

International Ranger-day 31th of Juli

2016-06-16 APU is a proud member of International Ranger Federation (IRF) Every year we honour the Iinternational Ranger-day sunday 31th of Juli.

PROGRAMME:

At 13-15: APU will be at Djurgårdsbrunn (klick for mapa) to inform about the work of APU - Please join us! Will will honour the fallen rangers in the world by a silent minute.

At 14: "Ranger for a day". We're doing a mini-patrol in the Djurgården city park. where you will learn more about how APU works. Welcome!!

New president of APU

2016-04-28 Anti Poaching Unit (APU) Foundation has since April 25 a new chairman in Madeleine Parkeborn. Conny Andersson, who started APU 2007 and founded the foundation in 2011, has left the board. We thank Conny for his amazing and tireless job with APU for almost 10 years and wish Madeleine good luck.

APU grows and has become a very vital organization with clear goals and very good people. The project-based operations, the Foundation's purpose and the ranger law gives us structure. As member of the IRF, the International Ranger Federation - something we are proud of - we have Ranger colleagues throughout the world, which is a great encouragment.

APU expose hunt felony

 

2016-04-13 APU has revealed a suspected serious hunting offenses. It was April 13th we found the dead and burned lynx north of Stockholm. This involved intensive cooperation with the police and prosecutors. Pre-trial has now started. More information comes when appropriate due to investigation.

 

Read an article about the cas at norrteljetidning.se from 18th of april 2016.

Interview with Håkan about the attack

APU Team Captain in Värmland was subjected to an assault and attempt to kill his ranger dog Ymer during the night to Sunday (20/3). Håkan believes the attack were revenge and scare tactics performed by local poachers for his commitment to nature conservation laws. - Their type of crime only works in the hidden. APU's are present, "says Håkan.

 

Read interview

New rangers examined

2016-03-02 During the weekend of 28th of February 2016, APU new rangers were trained and educated by APU for project 2016. Volunteer rangers works for APU to prevent and detect poaching and wild life crimes. APU's rangers perform at least 10 patrols (at least 1 / month) with their Rangers colleagues during the year.

Yearly report 2015

2016-02-03 The year 2015 became a very exciting and rewarding year for APU. In 2015, two new Rangerteams were established: one in Värmland and one in Stockholm. The teams were operative from May. A total of 20 patrols were carried out. 15 suspected crimes against animals and nature were discovered.. Read the full report here.

APU in TV crime show

2015-11-11 The popular show "Nya Efterlyst" (wanted renewed) on channel 8 made a reportage about APU, our work and about the aggresive threats we sometimes get.

 

The piece were aired 11th of november 2015, and is now available on line:

http://www.tv8play.se/program/nya-efterlyst/674712

(The reportage about APU starts arond 34 min into the show)

Police and prosecutor: We can benefit from APU

2015-12-26 APU is pleased that representatives of the law enforcement encourage our work! Read the whole article here.

 

The very basic platform for our patrol poiicy is found in the Rangerlaw (in swedish)

Talk in Avesta 19th of Januari 2016

APU did a speech ini Avesta, Dalarna about poachingt. Full house and big interest with many hunters present. Nice discussions and contacts. Read more in avestatidning.com

Illegal trap with heaps of carcasses exposed

2015-08-25 APUs Rangers team Värmland found a horrible place with an unlabeled, non-approved trap. Around the trao it was estimated that carcasses of 15-20 larger animals and 5-10 smaller were gathered. While the ranger team awaits the police, a bear arrives at the scene, but turns away when it detects the patrol.

 

When the policemen arrives at the scene, they are badly affected and sickened by the dirty', gross and unethical criminal act. The event is now a police matter.

Interview by P4 Sörmland

2015-07-29 APU's president, Conny Andersson, tells about the latest developmen in the Sjunda wolf home-ranget (see newspost dated 23.07.2015). Listen here.

International Ranger-day 2015

APU is a proud member of International Ranger Federation (IRF) Each year we honour the Iinternational Ranger-day sunday 31th of Juli.

PROGRAMME:

At 13-15: APU will be at Djurgårdsbrunn (klick for mapa) to inform about the work of APU - Please join us! Will will honour the fallen rangers in the world by a silent minute.

At 14: "Ranger for a day". We're doing a mini-patrol in the Djurgården city park. where you will learn more about how APU works.

 

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