Green Dogs Conservation
Green Dogs Conservation is a South African based non-profit organisation which focusses on wildlife conservation by making use of highly specialised domestic dogs. Our dogs are trained for different purposes such as scat detection, scent matching, anti-poaching, chasing birds and the protection of livestock. Over the years, dogs have proven to be a very effective and efficient tool not only for management implications but also for scientific research. All dogs used are individually trained on different fields by Green Dogs Conservation and they all love their job!
The work began in 2005 when a need was identified to help find a better way of collecting data in wildlife research. Many practices are expensive, time consuming and potentially very disruptive to the study animals in particular, and the search began for a better way. Conservation Detection Dogs have been used on New Zealand for decades and widely in the USA since 2000, but were not freely available in Africa. Much research, trial and error ensued, but we have gone from strength to strength to produce what we do not doubt are some of the best dogs available in Africa.