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

  • 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

    “PORT TO PORT” Fundraising Appeal

    Dear Members and Friends

    Now that we have been able to purchase another Land Rover Perentie Vehicle for our supported Zambian Carnivore Programme, help us get 'Scout' to it's new home in Zambia, so it can join the other Perentie we sent over a few years ago!

    We are thrilled to launch the 'PORT TO PORT' Fundraising Appeal...the cost to ship to Africa, and then overland to Zambia, is approximately $1 per donations over $2 are tax deductable- so if you wish to jump on board, please click on the 'donate' button above

    Or please email us at



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

Jean-Claude Van Damme

We are happy to announce that Jean-Claude Van Damme has formally endorsed Painted Dog Conservation Inc