Committed to the Survival of Africa’s most Persecuted
Carnivore - The Painted Dog

  • About Painted Dogs

    Also known as the painted wolf, African Wild Dog and Cape Hunting Dog, the African Painted Dog is the most endangered large carnivore in Africa, Red-Listed by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Browse through these pages to learn about threats to the dogs, about their incredible social systems and pack life, and about just how different they are from any other dog on the planet (three to five million years of evolution separates them from the other canids like wolves and domestic dogs).

  • Our Projects

    Painted Dog Conservation Inc (Australia) provides support to the following in-situ conservation projects in Africa:


    Zambia Carnivore Programme (previously African Wild Dog Conservation, Zambia)

    Conservation South Luangwa

    Chipembele Wildlife Education Trust


    Painted Dog Conservation Project

    African Wildlife Conservation Fund

    South Africa

    Kevin Richardson - The Lion Whisperer

  • Membership and Pack Adoptions

    How you can help...

    Representing an evolutionary line that is unique to Africa, painted dogs are amongst this ravaged continents most endangered species. It is estimated that a mere 3,000 remain in the wild -many in small, non-viable, isolated populations. We provide support to projects in Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

    With a strong commitment to community development and conservation education, our methods are working. We rely totally on the generosity of individuals and organisations alike to continue our work.

  • Current Fundraising Campaigns

    Partnership with Victorian Artist, Nathan Ferlazzo of “Marini Ferlazzo”

    Dear Members and Friends

    Painted Dog Conservation Inc is thrilled to launch the formal partnership with Victorian Artist, Nathan Ferlazzo of “Marini Ferlazzo”. We are in great company-Marini Ferlazzo also supports the Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC), Australian Koala Foundation, World Animal Protection (previously WSPA) and the Earthwatch Institute.

    PDC Inc commissioned Nathan to produce this incredible creation of our beloved Painted Dog-but look closely and you will see many other African species intertwined!

    Limited Edition prints are available from the following link, with part proceeds being donated to PDC Inc:

    We are excited to announce we will be hosting and EXCLUSIVE event in Melbourne in August to celebrate this partnership-so WATCH THIS SPACE!!!


    Angela Lemon

27TH August

Join us for a fundraiser

Simon's awe inspiring African adventure

Our Patron, Simon Reeve, goes on a journey from Perth to Zambia with Painted Dog Conservation Inc, to learn about our work saving wildlife