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

    Conservation South Luangwa

    Chipembele Wildlife Education Trust

    Shinganda Wildlife Wilderness


    Painted Dog Conservation Project

    African Wildlife Conservation Fund

    South Africa

    Kevin Richardson - The Lion Whisperer

    Endangered Wildlife Trust

    Endangered Wildlife Trust

  • 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 & Events

    Painted Dog Conservation Inc presents "The Return of Kevin Richardson to Australia"

    Dear Members and Friends

    We are thrilled to announce the return of Kevin Richardson –The Lion Whisperer from South Africa, to Australia in October! Also joining us is our Patron Simon Reeve, who will be our MC at each event.

    We are hosting THREE exclusive events across the country: PERTH 16th October, GOLD COAST 21st October and MELBOURNE 23rd October. It has been 2 years since he was here-so please welcome Kevin back! Tickets on sale now from the links below.

    Each event includes a 3 course meal, all beverages and we will be finishing the night with an African auction to support our frontline conservation activities





    We are excited to announce the LAUNCH of Creations 4 Wildlife Painted Dog Bracelet-supporting us at Painted Dog Conservation Inc!

    10% of profits are donated to our frontline conservation projects!

    We are honoured to be partnering with this organisation, and love their passion for what they do!

    All bracelets are unique and hand made-so don't miss out on yours!

    Follow them on social media, and don't forget to pick up your bracelet at


    We are also thrilled to announce the LAUNCH of our partnership with the Untamed Brewing Company in South Africa!

    50 cents from each beer is donated to us at Painted Dog Conservation Inc to support our frontline projects -so saving wildlife one beer at a time!

    Please follow them on social media, and visit their website at

    My Giving Circle

    We are thrilled to announce we are one of the Charities featuring in My Giving Circle's current round of Funding opportunities which closes on the 30th June 2019. To be in the running, we need you to VOTE for us! You can cast a new VOTE each week via the button below-voting is FREE. If you also donate via the link below, this also counts as votes, making your donation go further.

    To vote, please click on the Button, and please share the link far and wide

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