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The results in the field are impressive. The collaboration and communication between dog handler and dog is obvious: after a few days of training, Hera is able to find a Crau Plain Grasshopper and has already contributed to new and interesting discoveries in the first week.

After four weeks in the Crau, the Conservatoire d’Espaces Naturels de Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur commissioned Rita and Hera to search for populations of the French Stone Grasshopper on sites in the Sainte-Victoire National Nature Reserve, where it had not been found for several years.

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