Painted Dog Conservation

During the symposium you could visit the Painted Dog Conservation stand.

An organization that focuses on research, protection and improvement of information about the African wild dog.

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The African wild dog

African wild dogs are social carnivores that form packs of up to twenty adults and their dependent offspring. A pack of dogs lives and hunts together. Within a pack only the dominant female gives birth to pups, the other dogs help her to raise these pups. In the past African wild dogs could be found throughout the biggest part of sub-Saharan Africa.These days they have disappeared from most of their former home range and there are fewer than 8000 African wild dogs left in the wild. They are now one of Africa’s most endangered carnivores and are officially classified as an endangered species by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) (Ester van der Meer, Painted Dog Conservation).