Remembering Solo, a pioneer dog in the field of conservation detection
We just closed out 2021, but we are thinking back on those we lost this past year. We featured a conservation canine known as Solo on the show a couple of years ago. We recently learned he died of cancer.
Solo was a pioneering detection dog. He worked high atop Maunakea looking for seabird burrows, down in the taro patches of Kauaʻi, as well as in remote atolls of the Pacific. We talked to Kyoko Johnson, his handler, about what made this pioneering detection dog worth remembering.
This interview aired on The Conversation on Jan. 4, 2022. The Conversation airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on HPR-1.