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Whether implementing DPM at a local level or providing support through national/regional level activity, ICAM’s (2019) Humane Dog Population Management guide has advice for anyone with the goal of creating positive human-dog relationships.
Chapter 1 introduces principles of humane dog population management and how interventions should aim to influence the dog population.
Hear how we define roaming dogs
Chapter 2 explains the importance of assessment to understand local population dynamics and enable evidence-based design of interventions. It also provides guidance for how these assessments can be conducted.
Hear our explanation of basic dog population dynamics in this narrated animation of Figure 1
Chapter 3 outlines the foundations and services of a DPM system that should be implemented based on assessment results.
Chapter 4 describes the role of responsible authorities in creating an enabling environment for humane DPM.