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 & Events

    An Evening with Nathan Ferlazzo

    Dear Members and Friends


    Last year we partnered with Nathan of “Marini Ferlazzo”, to create this stunning Painted Dog Drawing. The original sold immediately, and now part proceeds from the Limited Edition prints, cards and Travel Diaries are generously donated to us at PDC Inc.

    We formally launched our partnership with Nathan in Melbourne last August-however we are excited be hosting him here in Perth on Thursday, April 27th, 2017 at the Willowpond Reception Centre in Canning Vale.

    Tickets are $70 and include a 3 course meal, presentation from Nathan and John, a small auction to finish the night in addition the opportunity to participate in an ink drawing exercise with Nathan.

    Tickets are strictly limited and on SALE NOW AT

    Absolutely 80s concert

    What better way to celebrate our Fundraising Milestone of $1.25 million Dollars over the last 8 years than with A PARTY?

    We are thrilled to announce we have partnered with the amazing Absolutely 80s presents ORIGINAL musicians and part proceeds from their gig here in PERTH on 9th June 2017 at The Newport Hotel in Fremantle, will be donated to PDC Inc!

    So come along and join the incredible Scott Carne (Kids in The Kitchen), Brian Mannix (Uncanny X-Men), David Sterry (Real Life) and the gorgeous Tottie Goldsmith (Chantoozies) for a huge night out! And of course please share far and wide!

    For tickets please click on the following link:

9th June

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