Painted Dog Conservation
April 24, 2021
12:15 pm PDT
Painted Dog Conservation (PDC) looks after one of the few remaining pockets of painted dogs in Zimbabwe. There were once 500,000 dogs roaming across Africa, but years of poaching and habitat loss have reduced their numbers to 7,000. PDC protects Zimbabwe’s painted dog population of 700 individuals by monitoring pack health and going to great lengths to dismantle poaching snares, removing thousands every year. They also hold children’s bush camps to teach them about painted dogs and work with local communities to adopt livelihoods that do not put painted dogs or their habitat in danger. Relocating packs to safe territory is also a part of their work.
Peter Blinston is speaking in the When Women Succeed, Wildlife Wins roundtable.