The multi-billion dollar illegal trade in protected species is one of the most lucrative illicit markets in the world. Unsustainable poaching and wildlife trafficking is perpetrated globally, with developing countries targeted in this theft. Controlled by organized international crime syndicates, the value of the illegal wildlife trade is estimated at US$10-20 billion annually by some experts.
FI offers tailor-made training courses for enforcement officers. The signature courses, PROTECT and DETECT are rated highly by all participants. They are rigorous, demanding a high degree of commitment from trainees. A typical day may start at dawn and carry on till late evening. Currently, these courses are open only to government officials.