Battling invasive species? Release the hounds (and drones)

February 2, 2016 – Vancouver Sun

Dogs and drones are the latest weapons in the fight against invasive species, a global problem estimated to cause more than $1 trillion in harm annually to terrestrial and aquatic landscapes.

Cindy Sawchuk, a dog handler with Alberta Environment and Parks, told about 150 people at an Invasive Species Council of B.C. conference Tuesday in Richmond that her province has three dogs trained to sniff out invasive mussels on boats.

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