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Our Wild World

Our Wild World

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December 21st 2015:A Nose For Data- Working Dogs for Conservation with Megan Parker and Pete Coppolillo

To save wildlife, we can start by saving a dog. Thousands of high energy dogs that don’t make good pets, are stuck in shelters. WDC offers a second chance to high-drive shelter dogs, many of whom would have been euthanized had they not saved themselves by getting a job saving wildlife. WD4C trains the world's best conservation detection dogs and put them to work protecting wildlife and wild places. Montana-based non profit WD4C, uses highly trained detection dogs to make conservation more efficient, effective and ethical. With noses for data and a love for dogs, WD4C has forged partnerships wi

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Megan Parker

Megan Parker PhD, Co-founder & Director of Research eceived a B.A. from Middlebury College and an M.S. in raptor ecology from Boise State University. She returned to her home state of Montana to earn a Ph.D. from the University of Montana in Wildlife Biology on the scent-marking behavior and territoriality of wild dogs in Botswana. She began pioneering training methods for conservation detection dogs in 1996. Megan has been involved in dog training, obedience, and search-and-rescue since childhood. She is interested in the international use of conservation working dogs to help under-funded projects acquire excellent data, reduce costs and preserve endangered species. Learn more and support
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Dr. Pete Coppolillo

Pete has worked on topics, ranging from water policy and international development assistance to certification of local green development projects. He has served on the boards of American Working Dogs for Conservation, the Laguntza Foundation, Wildlife Conservation Society’s “Living Landscapes” and founded the Ruaha Landscape Program, Tanzania and coordinating WCS’s Conservation work in the Yellowstone Rockies of Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. Pete has studied raptors, large herbivore ecology contributed to conservation efforts in Bolivia, Ecuador, Argentina, Congo, Cambodia, He authored scientific publications in Science, Conservation Biology, Human Ecology, PLOS Medicine and Biological Conser
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2129/our-wild-world 23/10/2017 08:00 23/10/2017 09:00 Our Wild World https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2129/our-wild-world To save wildlife, we can start by saving a dog. Thousands of high energy dogs that don’t make good pets, are stuck in shelters. WDC offers a second chance to high-drive shelter dogs, many of whom would have been euthanized had they not saved themselves by getting a job saving wildlife. WD4C trains the world's best conservation detection dogs and put them to work protecting wildlife and wild places. Montana-based non profit WD4C, uses highly trained detection dogs to make conservation more efficient, effective and ethical. With noses for data and a love for dogs, WD4C has forged partnerships with 50 conservation groups across 5 continents. Bad dogs for pets are great champions for wildlife. WD4C put their dogs’ exceptional abilities to work finding and eliminating threats to rare and threatened species. WD4C does it to save the world. The dogs do it for the love of a ball. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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