How Do Dogs Help With Bush Dog Conservation?

How Do Dogs Help With Bush Dog Conservation?

Hidden within the vast jungles and waterways of Central and South America lives one of the rarest and threatened canines on Earth.  In an ironic twist, the most abundant canine on the planet is now helping biologists seek out this elusive small carnivore to save the remaining population before extinction.  But first, what exactly is a bush dog? 

How Do Dogs Help With Hawaiian Snail Conservation? 

How Do Dogs Help With Hawaiian Snail Conservation? 

During World War II, the US military was seeking ways to ensure a backup emergency food supply was available to personnel stationed in Hawaii.  One of the potential food sources investigated was the Giant African land snail (Achatina fulica), a large pulmonate (air-breathing) gastropod native to East Africa.  Measuring up to 2.8 inches high and nearly 8 inches long, this huge snail is commonly used in diets and medicinal practices around the world.  Unfortunately, the popularity of this species has now made it the most invasive snail in the world, causing agricultural and ecological devastation globally.