Conservation Dogs

Services - Scat Detection

One of the most effective ways of determining population sizes in areas and the success of reintroduction projects for elusive species, is to perform DNA tests on animal scats. 

Here at Conservation dogs we have trained a detection dog to locate scats of pine martens, and conducted discrimination training on other ‘similar’ scats to ensure it is only pine marten scats that the dog detects.

As pine martens choose to follow pathways through woodland, the dog and handler teams will walk the paths through chosen areas and GPS locate and collect any scats detected by the dog.

This service can be replicated for any chosen species.

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