The African Wild Dog is one of the most endangered carnivores in the world with only an estimated 3000 individuals remaining in the wild, making wild dog conservation volunteers, particularly important.
Their numbers have severely declined due to disease, loss of habitat and human persecution. Once common in all areas of Africa, African Wild Dogs are now extinct or nearly extinct in all countries of their former range, and the majority of remaining populations are considered too small to remain viable. Of the six countries where they still exist, only three (Botswana, Tanzania and South Africa) have populations of more than 300 dogs.
Cooperating with KZN Wild Dog Management Group, Wildlife ACT actively helps in the conservation of these amazing animals and as a wilddog volunteer and team member you will learn how to track these highly efficient hunters thereby collecting valuable research data.
See our news section for the latest information on our Wild dog monitoring projects.
Or visit the photo gallery for images of the Wild dog conservation work.