World Turtle News, 03//05/2020
How conservation dogs are changing how we protect endangered species, remove invasive ones, and detect diseases
“Working a detection dog is so much more than holding the end of the leash,” explains Holder. “You need to be able to think on your feet, keep yourself your partner safe, and make educated decisions. You must take into account what you see from your dog and how that plays into the environment. It takes years to develop this skill and the dogs are incredible teachers!”
ALSO: In the Maryland area? Check out the Mid-Atlantic Turtle & Tortoise Society’s (MATTS) next meeting: “Endangered Bog Turtles: A Documentary” featuring wildlife filmmaker Scott McDaniel on 03/07. More info here.
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Photo from Midwest Conservation Dogs.