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Working with conservation dogs for better environmental and economic outcomes.

Skylos Ecology

About Us

Based in Victoria, Australia, Skylos Ecology provides highly trained conservation detection dog teams for the collection of environmental data.  

We work with detection dogs to provide adaptive detection solutions for environmental projects spanning the agriculture, biosecurity, conservation and renewable energy sectors across Australia.


At Skylos Ecology we provide highly experienced teams. Our handlers have over 20 years experience in dog training and handling and our five conservation detection dogs are trained on a variety of animal and plant species, for both threatened species protection and invasive species eradication.


Conservation Dogs

Conservation Dogs

Conservation dogs can sniff out target scents that are naked to the human eye, underground, in plants or even under water. At Skylos Ecology we utilise this incredibly accurate and sensitive instrument to collect data for environmentally-based projects.  Our canines can:


- Detect minute traces of plant and animal species.

- Detect target scents with greater efficiency than human-only spotters.

- Detect with accuracy rates between 80 –100%.

- Search for multiple target scents simultaneously

We work with conservation dogs in unison with other surveillance technologies, including cameras, drones and traps. 

Environmental Data Collection

Environmental Data Collection


We specialise in data collection. All Skylos Ecology dogs are regularly assessed both internally and independently to ensure our high standards are upheld. Continual maintenance training ensures our detection dogs are performing at their optimal level.

We assess both the dog's ability to safely operate within their working environment and their accuracy and efficiency to detect their target scent.  All our dogs must pass their Safety & Welfare Assessment prior to field deployments. Only dogs that record 80% or higher in their detectability assessment are considered field ready.


In field we use GPS and GIS to record all our data. We consult with clients to determine survey objectives and desired outcomes prior to deployment. We also explore the opportunity to collaborate with other monitoring tools.

Skylos Ecology PTY LTD

ABN: 28 630 055 524

Victoria, Australia.

© 2022 Skylos Ecology


Safety & Welfare

This recently recorded video serves as a good example
of how all our dogs work safely around wildlife.  

The dog:

1. Is aware of the wildlife.

2. Listens to his handler's instruction.

3. Carries on working.


Safety & Welfare

Skylos Ecology is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our people, dogs, contractors, visitors and clients.
We commit to:


- Maintaining safe plant and equipment. 


- Providing written procedures and instructions to ensure safe work practices.   Including annual policy and procedure reviews.


- Ensuring compliance with legislative requirements to current industry standards. 

- Instructing, supervising and training employees, contractors and clients to ensure their safety. 


- Adapting our systems of work to meet project specific requirements.

Strive for continuous improvement and best practice in all aspect of safety management.

We care for the environment and the others that inhabit our survey areas. All our dogs are trained and assessed to safely interact with livestock, wildlife, other domestic animals, people and vehicles.

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Skylos Ecology provides clients with a premium consultation service. Tracy Lyten has over 15 years experience in consultation for land management authorities across Victoria and New South Wales. Skylos Ecology can assist clients in: 

- program and project planning and management.
- budget scoping, management and reporting.
- grant writing and application.
- community consultation.
- group facilitation.
- team management.
- stakeholder engagement.
- safety management system development.
- policy and procedures development.
- advice and support for works in the natural resource management.
- communication plans.
- review policies and procedures annually.
- adapt our systems to meet project specific requirements.
- grant writing and applications.

If you have a project that might benefit from the use of a conservation detection dog, but require more information. Please do get in touch here.

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