By Painted Wolf Foundation - January 22, 2019

Partnership for painted wolves

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

Painted Dog Conservation (PDC) and Wilderness Safaris have cemented a growing partnership which will be of immense benefit to painted wolves in Zimbabwe.

Wilderness Safaris, with its commitment to sustainable ecotourism for over 20 years, has pledged its support to the conservation of painted wolves with the establishment of a new research base at Nyamepi in Mana Pools National Park. Since 2010, PDC has been gathering data on the population of painted wolves both in Mana Pools and Hwange National Parks.

Research and monitoring is absolutely critical for conservation, and PDC’s existing research base in Hwange provides a brilliant model. The new base in Mana Pools will enable researchers to process samples on site, reducing wait times and providing immediate insights into the prey selection and ecology of the painted wolves of the Middle Zambezi Valley.

As a perk to those guests wanting to do their part in helping to conserve these enigmatic animals, PDC will share with Wilderness Safaris the ID files of all the painted wolf packs in both Hwange and Mana Pools. This will mean that both guides and guests will be able to assist by reporting each painted wolf sighting that they have.

Citizen science such as this can be a powerful tool in conservation. Not only does it widen the net for data collection, but it brings visitors into the nuts and bolts of conservation.

Thank you to Wilderness Safaris for being such an important Part of the Pack! Become Part of the Pack yourself!

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