Sniffer dogs are on the trail at Buller

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ON THE SCENT: Bayar the Samoyed picked up the trail of an Alpine Stonefly.

VOLUNTEER detection dogs have been trained to find live insects measuring 50 millimetres in length throughout the High Country.

The initiative is an Australian first for an endangered insect species that could revolutionise conservation practices, and has already been successful.

So far, three detection dogs — a Border collie, black Labrador and a Samoyed – have been successfully trained to seek out the endangered and elusive Alpine and Mount Stirling stonefly at Mount Buller.

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