The WITA Basic Anti-Wildlife Trafficking Course: This training course comprises 40 hours of foundational instruction into the fundamentals of conducting thorough and professional wildlife trafficking investigations.
This course develops the skills necessary to participate in and oversee undercover operations in a safe and successful manner. Students will learn to employ innovative covert techniques and equipment.
This intermediate module provides participants with field techniques to identify the time and manner of death. The course includes some classroom time but relies primarily on field observation and analysis.
Participants will further explore the fundamentals of firearms and ammunition, including anatomy, identification, mechanics, rifling, tool marks, casings and specific uses.
This training allows the student to achieve a higher level of proficiency in documenting, processing, and preserving complex items of evidence, as well as the management and coordination of a complex crime scene.
Students learn about the relevant location information and crucial evidence that cellular devices offer. Additionally, students will be able to assemble reports for prosecutorial and/or intelligence purposes.
Our training courses are generally offered to wildlife law enforcement, prosecutors, and judges with government mandates to detect, investigate, prosecute and adjudicate wildlife crime and to private entities with legal status to protect and manage wildlife and their habitats.
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