Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. More than ten
organizations, including the Integrated Training Center for the National Police
Agency and Mongolian Armed Forces and the Search Dog Training Center of the
Mongolian Customs General Administration, jointly organized the first
conference of the detection dog sector on Wednesday, 19 Oct 2022.
Along with these two centers, the representatives of the
General Authority for Border Protection, the State Special Protection Agency,
the National Rescue Team of the National Emergency Management Agency, the
General Intelligence Agency, the National Civil Aviation Center Security
Service, the Ulaanbaatar Railway, military security, the Association of
Mongolian Search Dog Owners, the “Institute for Occupational Standards and
Human Development” NGO participated in the conference.
This conference aims to determine the duties and
responsibilities and develop standards for government organizations with
sniffer dogs. Funded by the conference’s main organizer, the Zoological Society
of London in Mongolia organized workshops for organizations using detection
dogs to patrol the entrances to the city and specially protected areas around
the city to discover hidden items and products.
The organization also provided techniques and equipment worth MNT 55 million to the Search Dog Training
Center of the Mongolian Customs General Administration, MNT 53 million to the
Integrated Training Center for the National Police Agency and Mongolian Armed
Forces, MNT 17 million to the National Rescue Team, and MNT 21 million to the
Association of Mongolian Search Dog Owners. Moreover, it invited professional trainers from the United Kingdom and organized a training course, which was
greatly appreciated by the dog handlers.
Thus, the Zoological
Society of London in Mongolia has been supporting the strengthening of the
detection dog sector in Mongolia, using search dogs to reduce the illegal
hunting and trade of wild animals and for environmental protection.