Protecting Painted Dogs

by David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation
Protecting Painted Dogs
Protecting Painted Dogs
Protecting Painted Dogs
Protecting Painted Dogs
Protecting Painted Dogs
Protecting Painted Dogs
Protecting Painted Dogs
Protecting Painted Dogs
Jan 25, 2021

Protecting Painted Dogs - January 2021 Update

Thank you for choosing to protect painted dogs in their natural habitat. You are helping our ground-based conservation partners across Africa adapt to the new challenges they are facing because of the pandemic.

In Hwange National Park, our dedicated ground-based conservation partners, Painted Dog Conservation (PDC) were pleasantly surprised when the strict lockdown imposed in March had a positive impact on poaching. The number of poaching instances dropped dramatically due to the limits on peoples’ movement.

Sadly, after the restrictions lifted, there was a surge in wildlife crime brought about by the economic hardships caused by the pandemic and subsequent collapse in tourism.

Using funds provided by generous supporters like you, we have engaged local volunteer anti-poaching units to patrol park borders near vulnerable communities. As well as deterring poachers, giving painted dogs a greater chance of survival, this provides much-needed income for local families.

Painted dogs don’t bark. Instead, they make a noise known as ‘hoo call’.


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David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation

Location: Guildford, Surrey - United Kingdom
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Theo Bromfield
Guildford, Surrey United Kingdom
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