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The Nose that knows!

June 16, 2012

Barclay and Wendy out at work on the verges.
Barclay, a German Shorthaired pointer, on loan from Green Dogs Conservation ( is a new member of the Roadkill Research and Mitigation Project team.
While wildlife killed directly on the roads is easy to spot from a vehicle on the transects that are driven, wildlife hit and thrown into the verges, or that crawls a small distance before dying will not be easy to spot. By teaching Barclay to scour the verges for roadkill or remains of it, we will be able to work out how much of what is killed we are actually seeing and how much is missed. So simple but so effective!
(Reprinted by kind permission of Green Dogs Conservation. Photos: Bianca Engelbrecht and Anka Bedetti)
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