article / 7 May 2022

Detection dogs provide a powerful method for conservation surveys

  1. Detection dogs are particularly useful in invasive species eradication programs, where locating all invaders is critical for program success.
  2. Detection dogs are consistently more effective than traditional survey techniques for collecting scats used in DNA sampling.
  3. Evaluating the performance of dog-handler teams is improving with the support of industry groups and increased global research effort.

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