One of those programs in the Adirondacks is a study by the Wildlife Conservation Society using specially trained dogs to help track moose in the Adirondack Park. Dogs, like those that can sniff out bombs or drugs, are helping biologists by using their incredible sense of smell to find moose poop or skat. Researchers explain DNA testing can help them get a better idea of how many moose are living in the Adirondack wilderness, what they’re eating, and whether the population is healthy.
Learn more: www.conservationbiology.uw.edu/conservation-canines
This summer we here at Mountain Lake PBS aired a special series called “RARE: Creatures of the Photo Ark” which showcased the work of National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore, who has taken thousands of photos to document rare & endangered species living in the world’s zoos and wildlife sanctuaries. His idea? Inspiring action through education, to help save threatened and endangered wildlife by getting people to support conservation efforts. You can see his incredible photos, learn more about programs to help endangered species, and also stream the series online.
Watch/Learn more: www.pbs.org/rare