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Newly Discovered New Guinea Singing Dogs

Phenomenal Image: The Wild Dogs of New Guinea: Complexities of Conservation
In this activity, students think critically about the genetic and ecological similarities among three closely related species of wild dog and the issues that conservationists face in protecting and restoring the species.

Researchers discover a highland population of New Guinea singing dogs
The following article was written by Farah Qaiser and excerpted from “Massive Science”. Students can read this article independently, in small groups, or as a whole class and discuss the conservation implications with the questions that follow. To up-level the lesson, the full article, published in the Proceedings for the National Academy of Sciences can be found here. For additional details on the expedition and discovery of the highland species including detailed photographs of the species in their habitat, check out the New Guinea Highland Wild Dog Foundation.

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