ᴡᴏʀᴋɪɴɢ ʙʀᴇᴇᴅs ɴᴇᴠᴇʀ ᴛᴀʟᴋᴇᴅ ᴀʙᴏᴜᴛ . . In late…

ᴡᴏʀᴋɪɴɢ ʙʀᴇᴇᴅs ɴᴇᴠᴇʀ ᴛᴀʟᴋᴇᴅ ᴀʙᴏᴜᴛ
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In late January and early February of 2017, a devastating wildfire roared through Chile in what’s called the worst wildfire in modern Chilean history. Many were affected, in both the city and wildlife. As the city has begun to invest to repair the
damages, the forest has had little help til now.
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In a page off of the BREEDS OF PURPOSE the job to help replant the acreage lost in the wildfires has come down to three (3) Border Collies, six (6) year old Das and her two (2) daughters Olivia and Summer. The dogs have been trained to run through the burned and damaged forest wearing special backpacks that release native plant seeds as the dogs run and frolic through the wilderness.
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The idea is for the fallen seeds to take root once again and help regrow in the burned and damaged areas. A dog running wild through the forest spreading seeds off a pack on their back is much more efficient than humans walking through. A dog can cover up to 18 miles in a day and scatter upwards to 20lbs of seeds in that time. The idea was brought up to allow drones to do the job but the carbon footprint of a dog was deemed much lower as well as the financial side of handling and maintaining drones and it’s pilot.
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In choosing for the purpose, Border Collies is an excellent choice as a breed
known for its focus, intelligence, high drive, workability, speed and endurance. As a breed that is known as a driven herder, a dog to run around for miles without getting tired, while staying focus and not distracted by the wildlife the breed was a wise choice.
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In the end, the usage of a breed of purpose as well as restoring the damaged ecosystem and have the wildlife return to the forests is the ultimate goal.
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