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

    Bermano Art Fundraiser

    Joel Berman (“Bermano”) was born in South Africa and is now a citizen of the USA; Bermano proudly incorporates his African Roots into his vibrant exciting and magical paintings.

    Bermano has been shown in many prestigious galleries in NYC, Dallas, South Africa and London... and has a very successful international career. Bermano's most current series entitled LIONS is part of his love of wildlife and he is passionate about nature conservation.

    In exciting news, for the month of MAY only, sales of limited edition posters of one of his works “Grumpy” will be donated to PDC Inc. You can purchase yours today for $30 from the link below:

    We are also excited to announce that Bermano is also working on a Painted Dog, which he will be launching in the coming months and proceeds from the sales of the limited edition posters will be supporting PDC Inc-thank you Bermano!

Coming Soon

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