Rural communities value education highly, and the future of conservation, not only of the painted wolf, is with the young people of Africa.

Bush camps, conservation clubs and libraries are just some of the opportunities for children to experience wildlife in a positive light, to learn from wildlife and to build skills which may be out of reach in their rural schools.

Building the capacity of young Africans to engage in the conservation ‘business’, whether through tourism, research or conservation NGOs, is also central to the future of wildlife conservation.