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African Wild Dog Conservancy

What is the African Wild Dog Conservancy?

African Wild Dog Conservancy is an African non-profit organization founded by Bob Robbins, Ph.D. and Kim McCreery, Ph.D. as a sanctuary and organization for African wild dogs. They provide permanent refuge for these beautiful animals, veterinarian treatment, rehabilitation and release back into the wild.

It provides refuge for African wild dogs. African wild dogs are often in need of rehabilitation, and the organization works with veterinarians to provide this service.

It also provides food and water, long-term care for the animals, veterinary treatment, and rehabilitation before releasing them back into the wild. African wild dogs can benefit from conservation efforts for African wildlife.

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African Wild Dog Conservancy’s Mission

African Wild Dog Conservancy’s mission is to increase African wild dog populations in Kenya.

The African Wild Dog Conservancy is a Kenyan-based organization aiming to conduct wild dog conservation through research, habitat conservation, study wild dog movements, and establish of programs for African communities and community lands to live with African wild dog populations.

Their mission is to protect African wild dogs and their habitat through applied research, education, and collaborative partnerships.

African Wild Dog Conservancy is a partner with a number of leading conservation organizations including African Parks Network, African Wildlife Foundation, Amboseli Trust for Elephants, Born Free USA, and David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation.

Also with Durrell Conservation Trust, Endangered Species International, One More Generation Organization, and the Southern African Wildlife College.

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Projects

African Wild Dog Conservancy is dedicated to working with local communities and national and international stakeholders to conserve wild dogs through scientific research and education.

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Partners

Kenyan Wildlife Service, WomanKind Kenya, and Ishaqbini Hirola Conservancy. Also, The organization is a partner with other leading conservation organizations including African Parks Network, African Wildlife Foundation, and

Also with Amboseli Trust for Elephants, Born Free USA, David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation, Durrell Conservation Trust, Endangered Species International, One More Generation Organization, and the Southern African Wildlife College.

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Programs

Research

The African Wild Dog Conservancy has completed the first comprehensive large-scale surveys of wild dogs and livestock depredation in Kenya’s North Eastern and Coast Provinces.

Villager reports of livestock depredation will enable them to identify hotspots and provide much-needed information on the distribution of other predators in the region, such as lions, leopards, spotted hyenas, cheetahs, and caracals.

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Education

The Conservancy has launched a large-scale conservation education outreach program in the region, working with local stakeholders, school teachers, and headmasters to teach schoolchildren and adult community members about the value of protecting the environment and the vital role of carnivores play in maintaining healthy ecosystems.

The African Wild Dog Conservancy kindly provided program descriptions.

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What is the conservation status of the African wild dog?

African wild dogs are among the most endangered African mammals. They were first conveyed to a zoo outside their natural habitat and it has been a long time since they have been spotted out of their native environment.

African wild dogs require vast areas of territory, which is becoming more difficult to find as encroaching humans continue to convert land into farming tracts, cities and other human developments that deprive these pack animals of their own living space.

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What organizations are working to protect the African wild dog?

African Wild Dog Conservancy and African Wildlife Foundation, and other notable wildlife organizations.

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How many African wild dogs are left in captivity?

At this point, it is estimated that there are fewer than 2,000 African wild dogs left in Africa, with fewer than 25 currently residing outside captivity.

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How to help

Do you want to support the research of the African Wild Dog Conservancy to identify threats and implement an Action plan to protect African wild dogs? Then click on the donate button and go to their website to place your contribution.

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