15 Sep '12, 10pm
Employing dogs to save endangered species and places #WCN2012
Working Dogs for Conservation also helps trains dogs that are used later by other organizations. Says Parker: "'New Jersey 053' is a bear I trained named 'Bear' who works for the New Jersey Dept. Game and Fish. He is trained to find pine snake (shed skin, eggs, any tiny thing) which is he looking for here. The pine snake is an endangered reptile in the Pine Barrens and is pivotal for determining development activities there. He is also trained on bobcat scat and bog turtles. He is being handled here by NJ biologists who we train, Gretchen Fowles and Dave Golden." Photo courtesy of Working Dogs for Conservation.