Painted Dogs, also known as African Wild Dogs, are unique to Africa and they are among this continent’s most endangered species. It is estimated that less than 7,000 remain in the wild. The Painted Dog population in Zimbabwe is one of the last strongholds of the species and we are committed to their conservation.
Painted Dog Conservation is a Zimbabwean Charitable Organisation (PVO 13 / 2005) whose mission is to protect and increase the range and numbers of Painted Dogs, (Lycaon pictus) in Zimbabwe by creating an environment where the dogs can thrive. This environment is as much in the minds of the local people as it is the physical environment of the National Parks Estates and beyond.
To achieve this the critical threats affecting Painted Dogs have been identified and strategies developed to tackle them ranging from anti poaching patrols to extensive education and community development programmes.