Leash or restrict domestic dog movements in reptile habitats
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Domestic dogs Canis lupus familiaris are known to harass and predate on reptiles or their eggs, including lizards, turtles and snakes (Ruiz-Izaguirre et al. 2015, Weston & Stankowich 2013). Leashing domesticated dogs or restricting their movements may reduce the impact they have on reptile populations.
Ruiz‐Izaguirre E., van Woersem A., Eilers K.C.H., van Wieren S.E., Bosch G., Van der Zijpp A.J. & De Boer I.J.M. (2015) Roaming characteristics and feeding practices of village dogs scavenging sea‐turtle nests. Animal conservation, 18, 146–156.
Weston M.A. & Stankowich T. (2013) Dogs as agents of disturbance. Pages 94–113 in: M.E. Gompper, (eds.) Free-Ranging Dogs and Wildlife Conservation. Oxford University Press.