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Review for CONSERVATION CANINES - University of Washington Foundation , Seattle, WA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

After 7 years of experience in wildlife ecology, one of the biggest problems I see with the way research is conventionally done is the impact scientists themselves have on the wildlife they are trying to conserve. When I found Conservation Canines, I was amazed at their commitment to non-invasive research techniques that produce even better data than more traditional methods. I had the pleasure of volunteering two years in a row, seeing the dogs in action and even doing a little training myself. The dogs consistently blew me away with their skills, even straight out of the shelter almost instantly catching on (with the help of experienced trainers, of course). Not only does Conservation Canines save the dogs themselves, but the dogs help save a huge variety of wildlife species with better, more efficient and less invasive data collection than mere humans are capable of.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them more money so they can hire a bunch of management staff, save more dogs and take on more research projects without needing to consider funding.

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Role:  Volunteer & Cleaned kennels, supervised dog play groups, exercised and trained dogs, socialized dogs.