Painted Dog Research Trust
|NAME||Painted Dog Research Trust|
|REGION||Zambezi National Park, Matetsi Safari Area|
|AREAS OF FOCUS||Monitoring, Research, Education, Community, Awareness, Anti-Poaching|
|NO OF PAINTED WOLVES IN AREA||90|
|KEY PERSONNEL||Dr Gregory Rasmussen, Mkhalalwa Moyo, Mahlabezulu Zulu|
The mission of the Painted Dog Research Trust is to conserve painted dogs using data and research as the guiding tool.
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.