Why Dogs for Conservation?

Why dogs for Conservation? Conservation detection dogs can find:

  • Carnivore scat (animal droppings) for DNA analysis of elusive species
  • Invasive plants for early eradication of species that out-compete native species
  • Invasive animals, like mussels to prevent introducing them to new areas
  • Whale scat, so that scientists can study whale health and behavior
  • Bumble bee nests, so that land managers can make sure they’re protected
  • Bird and bat fatalities at wind farms, to help inform conservation efforts
  • And more!