Wildlife Detection Dogs Conference

Wildlife Detection Dogs Online Conference

The Wildlife Detection Dogs Conference from Conservation K9 Consultancy will bring together students, handlers, ecologists and researchers to find out more about the use of wildlife detection dogs in conservation, wildlife monitoring, research and ecology. 
Our goal is to improve our collective understanding of how dogs can be used to help improve conservation.

Jan 29 - 30, 2022

***FINAL FEW TICKETS REMAINING!***
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Conservation K9's Wildlife Detection Dogs Conference is Hosted by Wildlifetek

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FEATURED SPEAKERS

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LOUISE WILSON

CONSERVATION K9 CONSULTANCY
Louise is the Head of Conservation K9 Consultancy, the first standalone freelance consultancy whichuses dogs to detect an assortment of scents in a variety of wildlife detection roles. She has 18 years in detection, handling and instructing on hundreds of projects worldwide, and has a wide range of experience working on projects from hedgehog and scat detection, to detecting animal products in Africa. 
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KAREN DEMATTEO

GOT SCAT
Karen uses a variety of approaches to research concepts related to behavioral ecology, physiological ecology, reproductive physiology, general ecology, ecological genetics and ecological niche modelling. She has conducted field research in several Neotropical countries and regions of the US. The majority of these field studies have been focused on understanding the community structure of carnivores and developing regional conservation strategies.
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PAUL BUNKER

CHIRON K9
Author of 'Imprint Your Detection Dog in 15 Days', Paul is a canine consultant and trainer specialising in detection, focused on environmental and conservation surveys. After working with dogs in various capacities with the military and forces, he established Chiron K9 in 2017, a canine consulting company that supports academic research and proof of concept field trials and deployments.
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HEATH SMITH

ROGUE DETECTION TEAMS

"Twenty years ago I met a dog named Gator who convinced me to work alongside him and set me on a path I never expected to walk. Since then, my journey has provided me the opportunities to learn from some of the most amazing dogs and people."

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FIONA JACKSON & TRACY LYTEN

SKYLOS ECOLOGY PTY LTD
With 20 years’ experience in dog training & handling, Fiona & Tracy of Skylos Ecology work across various conservation projects in Australia. Tracy’s experience is a certified urban search & rescue dog handler. Fiona has an academic background in conservation dogs, researching the effects of dog handlers on trained detection dogs for her Masters thesis.
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LAURA HOLDER

CONSERVATION DOGS COLLECTIVE 
(Photo by Lindsay Hayward)
Curious how dogs can be utilized to locate bumblebee nests? Join Laura Holder for a quick overview of the learning from the 2021 training and field work season, as she worked alongside her Canine Keepers, Ernie & Betty White.
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DR NATHANIEL HALL

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

Nathaniel Hall is the Assistant Professor of Companion Animal Science at Texas Tech University, & Director of the Canine Olfaction Research and Education Lab. He earned his PhD in 2015, where he researched fruit bats, dogs, & wolves. 

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VICKI HUDSON

CAPE NATURE
Vicki is a Landscape Conservation Intelligence Manager for the provincial government and started the organisation's conservation detection dog project. Her previous career was in dog sports. Today, she has combined both these careers and been blessed with the most fabulous dogs!
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ANNEGRET GRIMM-SEYFARTH

HELMHOLTZ-CENTRE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH 

Annegret has a PhD in Ecology from the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research. Since 2010, she has worked with wildlife detection dogs researching the use and efficacy of detection dogs for wildlife population monitoring across Europe and Australia.  

Online Conference Sessions Include:

  • Presentations
  • Workshops
  • Networking 
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CONFERENCE TICKETS

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