September 2020 update from Painted Dog Conservation

The latest update is here from Painted Dog Conservation!

In this, their third quarter update of 2020, Painted Dog Conservation (PDC) shares their work under challenging conditions imposed by COVID-19. Like all conservation organisations, COVID-19 has proven challenging in terms of continuing field work.

Although PDC’s Children’s Bushcamp is currently on hold, PDC’s important work monitoring packs and conducting anti-poaching has continued.

The report provides the latest on the Mpindo pack, who have finally been released into Mana Pools, in partnership with Zimparks and Wilderness Safaris. It also outlines their work monitoring the painted wolf packs of the Hwange Ecosystem, and the fitting of protective collars onto a pack at particular risk from snares.

One of the challenges raised during the COVID-19 pandemic has been the increased hardships faced by rural communities living around Hwange and other national parks. Faced with a serious struggle to survive, the poaching of bushmeat using snares has increased, and PDC has increased its anti-poaching capacity to overcome this challenge.

And finally, the rehab centre has undergone a significant renovation!

Read more about PDC’s important work HERE.