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A Nose for Conservation

Emma and her dog Mojo. While Mojo is not looking for threatened species herself, she will be mother to a new generation of conservation dogs with some of her puppies expected to work in Melbourne Zoo’s threatened species program. Credit: Leah Denadic

Emma and her dog Mojo. While Mojo is not looking for threatened species herself, she will be mother to a new generation of conservation dogs with some of her puppies expected to work in Melbourne Zoo’s threatened species program. Credit: Leah Denadic

By Emma Bennett

Conservationists are recruiting dogs (and their owners) to detect rare species like tiger quolls as well as invasive pests and weeds, but how reliable are they?

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