Proven to be more efficient than human search teams
In research papers and studies involving bat carcass efficiency searches, human search teams generally located between 20% - 30% of carcasses compared to a minimum of 70% and upwards for dogs.
Non - invasive
Dogs can search difficult vegetation with minimal disturbance to the surrounding wildlife and habitat compared to their human counterparts.
Dogs are fast, agile and accurate. They can generally cover an area of 100 square metres in less than 45 minutes depending on vegetation. It would take a human search team double that time at least!
They are precise, unbiased, efficient and not influenced by weather conditions in the same way humans are. The results speak for themselves.
Conservation dog Harley indicating on a bat carcass in thick/thistle vegetation
Paws for Conservation have always performed at a minimum of 80% efficiency on all sites.
"A dog's nose is hundreds of thousands of times more sensitive than that of a human.
They also do not discriminate or assume, therefore creating an incredible, non-biased, detection machine.
Dogs cover the ground quickly and efficiently, can search areas that might be tricky for humans, thus saving time.... and time is money!
Dogs consistently out-perform human-only search teams when it comes to certain wildlife searches."
Max - bat carcass dog indicating on a buried bat