Conservation Canines: How Dogs Work for the Environment (Orca Wild)

by Isabelle Groc (Author)

Conservation Canines: How Dogs Work for the Environment (Orca Wild)
Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade
Series: Orca Wild

★ "Robust and engaging...Sure to be a hit with both children writing reports and those who enjoy books about animal companions and adventurous work. A must for school and public libraries."--Booklist, starred review

With their precise sense of smell, their hardworking temperament and their ability to bond with humans, dogs increasingly lend their paws and noses to fixing some of the most complex environmental problems on the planet. What kinds of dogs does it take to help wildlife? What kind of training do they go through? Who are the people who work with these special dogs? What do those people do and what difference do they make for wildlife? In Conservation Canines: How Dogs Work for the Environment, author Isabelle Groc shares stories of dog encounters in the field and examples of canines working to conserve wildlife. Meet brave Anatolian shepherd dogs protecting farmers' livestock against cheetah attacks and Maremma dogs guarding penguins from foxes. Learn how rescue dogs sniff out orca poop in the ocean and how highly focused canines can detect rare frogs hiding in wetland tunnels. The story of these conservation canines celebrates the profound and ancestral human-animal bond and gives hope and inspiration for finding new ways for people to successfully co-exist with wildlife.

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Kirkus Reviews

A well-researched and balanced presentation on a pertinent, high-interest topic. (glossary, resources, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)

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Review quotes

"A beautiful book, filled with stunning images, on how our best friends are working to make the world a better place. Conservation Canines takes us from British Columbia to Namibia, following the work these incredible dogs and their human handlers are doing to guard some of our planet's remaining wildlife. A joy to read for both children and adults."—Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods, authors of the New York Times bestseller The Genius of Dogs
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Orca Book Publishers
Publication date
September 20, 2021
Orca Wild
BISAC categories
JNF037020 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature | Environmental Conservation & Protection
JNF003060 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Animals | Dogs
JNF003270 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Animals | Endangered
Library of Congress categories
Human-animal relationships
Environmental protection
Wildlife conservation
Working dogs

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