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407 Gerberding Hall
Seattle
Washington 98195
USA
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Mission:
To distinguish between multiple, concurrent pressures
facing wildlife over a large geographic range. The
Conservation Canines program addresses this need
by combining the precision and efficiency of detection
dogs to readily locate wildlife scat samples with
the ability to extract a wide variety of genetic and
physiological indicators from scat. These indicators
provide information about species abundance,
distribution, resource use, and physiological health all
in relation to the environmental pressure(s) the species
is encountering.
Scat detection dogs are able to locate samples from
multiple species simultaneously across large, remote
areas and have a lower bias compared to traditional
wildlife detection methods. No other method can
acquire such a vast amount of reliable information
in so short a time, making this approach incredibly
valuable for conservation and management planners.
Results:
We've trained our dogs to locate over 35 different species and we are just getting started!

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09/07/13
This nonprofit is great for so many reasons. The scat-detection dogs used in their data collection are mostly rescued from animal shelters and pounds where they might have been euthanized otherwise. The method (scat- detection) is non-invasive - it has no harmful effect on the subject animals being ... more »
09/07/13
Volunteering for CK9 has been an amazing experience. Working on the Southern Resident Killer Whale project on the San Juan Islands has shown me the powerful ability of a working dog to effectively locate scat in adverse conditions, and how hard work by these dogs and their incredibly talented ... more »
09/07/13
Conservation Canines is an incredible non-profit that can achieve environmental goals that others can only begin to imagine. Using scat detection dogs for non-invasive wildlife research has real impacts on saving endangered wildlife worldwide, and it is achieved by hard-work and passion by the CK9-... more »
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Latest Photo by CONSERVATION CANINES - University of Washington Foundation
Latest Photo by CONSERVATION CANINES - University of Washington Foundation
Latest Photo by CONSERVATION CANINES - University of Washington Foundation

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