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Conservation Canines is a program addressing pressing conservation problems worldwide. Many issues in wildlife conservation are ideal for educating the public about the environment and the role that science can play in preserving nature. At Conservation Canines, our dogs serve as excellent ambassadors for the environment, locating scat (feces) of multiple target species over large remote areas and from considerable distances, trumping more technical tracking methods. We then extract DNA and a variety of hormone measures from these samples and use this information to quantify changes in the health, abundance and distribution of species threatened by one or more human disturbances. The data we generate indicate the causes of population decline, the magnitude of the problem, and what mitigation strategies are likely to be most effective.