Anti Poaching Unit (APU) was launched in Sweden in 2007 by a group of police officers to stop the cruel illegal pursuit of wolves in Rialareviret, a territory north of Stockholm. The model is from Africa where they have organized themselves to protect the endangered animals from illegal hunting.
Since then, the foundation has grown and developed into all wildlife. In 2011, Anti Poaching Unit was registered as a foundation. They began holding courses to train new Rangers and spread the business to more areas. However, this did not appear to have the desired effect, as few participants continued with preventive work and patrols after completion of education. In autumn 2014, the Board decided to create the project Ranger 2015 with contracted volunteering. In 2015, two new Ranger teams were established: one in Värmland and one in Stockholm.
In 2016 a new batch of rangers were examined and another two teams were formed. In 2016, a total of five teams worked in the country.
The firstl APU, spring 2009.
Part of APU 2011.
Team Värmland 2015 and Team Stockholm 2015
Part of the examined rangers of 2016.
Vi förebygger illegal jakt och miljöförstöring
Insamlingsstiftelsen Anti Poaching Unit registered.
Re-organisation to project-based operations.
Start project Ranger 2015. The twio first teams, Team Stockholm and Team Värmland, establisheded.
APU member ofi International Ranger Federation (IRF)
One more team established, with operative area Uppland, Sörmland and Dalarna. Head Quarters Team and Team ESOP -Expert team for Special Operations- are established.. APU now has 5 patroling teams.
Ranger education expanded, new rangers examined. One of Sweden's most experienced forensic experts part of team ESOP.