A Smooth Mix—Ben Bousada 嗅聞犬:生態環境的保護者

 

精英翻譯社轉自: https://paper.udn.com/udnpaper/POH0058/341000/web/

 

Dogs are known to help humans with protecting farm animals, finding illegal drugs, and rescuing people during natural disasters. But did you know that dogs can also be trained to help protect plants and animals?

大家都知道狗協助人類保護農場動物、尋找非法毒品,以及在天災期間救人。但你知道狗也可以被訓練來協助保護動植物嗎?

 

Due to their keen sense of smell and their high energy level, dogs can be taught to look for invasive species that endanger local plants and animals. For example, in the United States, over 50 million ash trees have been killed by a particular type of beetle originating from Asia. The females of these insects lay their eggs in the cracks of the tree’s bark. Their young feed on the wood, killing the tree. Since these insects are almost impossible for humans to locate, dogs have been brought in to sniff them out so that humans can take action.

由於嗅覺敏銳且精力充沛,狗可以被教導來尋找危害本地動植物的入侵外來種。例如在美國,超過五千萬棵梣樹死於一種源自亞洲的特定甲蟲。這些昆蟲的雌蟲在梣樹皮的縫隙中產卵。牠們的幼蟲以木頭為食,造成樹木死亡。因為人類幾乎不可能找出這些昆蟲的位置,狗便被帶來嗅出牠們的所在,好讓人類可以採取行動。

 

Similarly, dogs protect animals that are endangered by poachers. From shark’s fin to tiger fur, animal products are sold and traded around the world. But dogs’ smelling for these products at borders can make those items harder to sell, which means fewer animals are likely to be killed.

同樣地,狗會保護那些因盜獵者而遭到危害的動物。從魚翅到虎皮,動物製品在世界各地銷售和交易。但狗在邊境聞這些產品可以讓那些物品更難銷售,就表示較少動物可能會被殺害。

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