Organisation

Painted Dog Research Trust



NAME Painted Dog Research Trust
COUNTRY Zimbabwe, Namibia
REGION Zimbabwe: Hwange to Victoria Falls wildlife corridor. Namibia: Hereroland
COMMENCED 1987
AREAS OF FOCUS Monitoring, Research, Education, Community, Rehabilitation, Awareness, Anti-Poaching, Habitat Conservation
NO OF PAINTED WOLVES IN AREA 180
KEY PERSONNEL Dr Gregory Rasmussen, Mkhalalwa Moyo, Mahlabezulu Zulu

The mission of the Painted Dog Research Trust is to maintain the integrity of the Zimbabwean population of painted dogs within the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier system.

PDRT does this through research, promotion of the conservation message at schools, and the facilitation of academic and practical training of Zimbabwean students and graduates with the explicit intent of securing a future generation of Zimbabwean conservation scientists.

PDRT aims to work towards the KAZA goal “To improve the long term viability of the world’s largest contiguous painted dog population by securing suitable habitat, improving transboundary connectivity and realizing the species’ value, in the context of sustainable development and environmental change.” We do this through research on both the painted dogs and their ecosystems, inspiring and delivering education at all levels, as well as engaging in community enrichment and development.