The African painted dog is in real danger of extinction. An iconic hunter, there are only 3,000 left, making it one of the rarest species in Africa. Thanks to ongoing conflict with man, infectious disease and the destruction of habitat, the painted dog has already disappeared from much of its original territory. Today small numbers can still be found in Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Botswana and South Africa, but the clock is ticking.
In Zimbabwe in particular the painted dog is suffering as a result of the country’s worsening political and economic situation and the collapse of eco-tourism and conservation. This is where WVI has stepped in to help local Zimbabwean NGO, Painted Dog Conservation (PDC), in its battle to save one of the continent’s signature species.
Henry Schein Animal Health UK are giving 2 Team Schein members the time and support to go to Zimbabwe in September 2017 to be a part of the WVI/PDC project - we will be part of a 3 day Neutering and Vaccination clinic for local dogs, removing snares within the Hwange National Park, illegally laid out to capture the Painted dogs and carrying out Disease surveillance work for the ongoing success of the project.
If we are to save the African Painted dog, we are to act NOW.
The money raised will go to Wildlife Vets International and enable us to travel to Zimbabwe to be a part of the project.
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