The African Wild Dog is an iconic species that is one of South Africa’s most Endangered large carnivores. An estimated 520 remain in South Africa. Sometimes referred to as Painted Dogs due to their striking coat pattern, African Wild Dogs are unique predators, intelligent and efficient, yet often misunderstood. They need a large and ecologically diverse landscape to roam and hunt, yet we are in danger of forever losing this carnivore as a result of habitat loss, snaring and disease.
But there is hope. The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) has worked tirelessly for over 45 years to save wildlife and habitats. The EWT’s team of field-based specialists are spread across southern and East Africa and committed to conservation action where it is most needed.
The EWT’s Carnivore Conservation Programme has successfully pioneered the protection and study of African Wild Dogs. Through our work, we have reintroduced Wild Dogs into Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique and revived the populations in the northern section of Kruger National Park through active monitoring. Our work has had a big impact on the Wild Dog population and makes us the only country in Africa to see a significant increase in their population.
Yet, while we have made significant strides, there is more work to be done and we need your help.
African Wild Dogs range over a vast landscape which makes it difficult to monitor and track packs. This makes them more susceptible to human-wildlife conflict, snaring and diseases such as canine distemper and rabies.
We need your help to raise 200,000 ZAR (16,000 USD) by August 31st to fund the collaring of Wild Dog packs. By collaring Wild Dogs, we are able to monitor, track and vaccinate them in order to save this Endangered animal.
We cannot afford to lose any more of these amazing creatures. The time to act is now. You can help protect African Wild Dogs by donating to the Endangered Wildlife Trust. Protecting forever, together.
Every little bit helps!
Your donation goes to the costs that are involved in darting, collaring and tracking Wild Dogs.
- 5,000 ZAR (400 USD) goes to the cost of fuel needed to drive to the Wild Dog packs
- 8,000 ZAR (640 USD) goes to the cost of the vet and field crews time
- 32,000 ZAR (2,550 USD) for a satellite collar
- 50,000 ZAR (3,985 USD) goes to the cost of darting, collaring and monitoring 1 African Wild Dog