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 70% and upwards for dogs.
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 accurate efficient, not influenced by weather conditions or the size of their trained scent. The results speak for themselves.
conservation dog willow indicating on a bat carcass
Paws For Conservation dogs are currently 98.2% efficient in bat carcass surveys.
A dogs 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 wildlife searches
Max - bat carcass dog