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 11, 2022

Protecting Painted Dogs - January Update

Image Credit: Painted Dog Conservation
Image Credit: Painted Dog Conservation

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Over the past six-months, David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) have continued to work alongside our ground-based conservation partners in Zimbabwe to protect a vital stronghold of painted dogs.

By supporting anti-poaching patrols and operations in and around the Hwange National Park, DSWF are helping to remove snares and to disincentivize ‘would be poachers’ from entering the park which ultimately creates a blanket of protection for painted dogs.

Over the past six-months, DSWF have supported 532 ranger patrols recovering 479 snares across 5000km2 of prime painted dog habitat. DSWF have also supported the training and employment of 17 anti-poaching unit scouts who have been strategically deployed in poaching hot spots leading to the apprehension, conviction, and persecution of 12 poachers.

Due to Covid-19 and school vacations, DSWF funding has not contributed towards youth education over the past six months. However, over the next few months we will continue our long-standing support of a kid’s bush camp in the Hwange National Park which teaches local children conservation concepts, an understanding of ecological relationships, the value of biodiversity, an appreciation of painted dogs and the role they play in ecosystems. The purpose of these bush camps is to inspire an emotional attachment to the beauty and complexity of nature and inspire children to become the environmental leaders of tomorrow.

The Bigger Picture

Over the past 12 months, DSWF have continued our 37-year legacy of providing unwavering support to protect some of the world’s most endangered species. Over the course of 2022 we will continue to support our long-term conservation partners to protect wildlife, tackle wildlife crime and reduce poaching threats alongside engaging and supporting more community groups working to protect wildlife.

Thanks to your help, we have granted over £11 million in direct conservation support to turn the tide on extinction.

On behalf of everyone at DSWF and the wildlife we fight to protect, Thank You.


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David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation

Location: Guildford, Surrey - United Kingdom
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Twitter: @DSWFwildlife
Project Leader:
Theo Bromfield
Guildford, Surrey United Kingdom
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