IRMS/Conservation Canines Donation - Increase Quantity For Higher Donation
ONE OF THE MOST UNIQUE AND EXCITING SEARCHES FOR RARE ANIMALS EVER ATTEMPTED INOUR STATE NEEDS YOUR HELP!
The Michigan Rare Mammals Project is a volunteer-supported effort of the non-profit Michigan Wildlife Conservancy (MWC) and conducted in cooperation with the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Conservation Canines of the University of Washington, the University of Michigan-Flint, and Lansing’s Potter Park Zoo.
Now in just its second year, the Project is already beginning to unravel some mysteries that date back to the massive landscape changes of Michigan’s early settlement times. The Project has located several fishers in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan where the big, tree-climbing weasel has officially been considered gone for about 100 years. The effort is also shedding light on the status of several other rare species!
YOUR SUPPORT CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE—helping interesting initial discoveries blossom into game-changing research that will help protect and restore wildlife long into the future.
This Project has been and will continue to be successful because it combines citizen science with new, non-invasive methods including DNA analyses of droppings, hair, and other “outside the animal” samples, and the use of specially-trained dogs (rescued from shelters) to detect the droppings by scenting.
For details about MWC’s Institute for Rare Mammal Studies in Michigan and this ground-breaking Project, go to miwildlife.org MAKE A DONATION…… TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!