Wild Dog Project, NAMIBIA
Painted Dog Conservation Inc supports the work of Robin Lines, Director of "Wild Dog Project" in Namibia. Chairman of PDCInc, John Lemon, spent both 2007 and 2008 undertaking field work with Robin. PDC Inc have supported this project through the provision of GPS equipment, laptops, a new vehicle and camera equipment.
John handing over GPS equipment to Robin (2007)
Zambian Carnivore Programme, ZAMBIA
PDC Inc supports the work of the Zambian Carnivore Programme (ZCP), which is based on the banks of the South Luwangwa River in Zambia. ZCP is managed by Dr Matt Becker, and apart from working with Painted Dogs, ZCP also monitors the population of other Carnivores in the area-Lion, Hyaena, Leopard and Cheetah.
PDC Inc has supported ZCP through the provision of funding for their Domestic Dog Vaccination Program, field equipment the the provision of two vehicles.
In addition, PDC Inc has also supported other organisations that liaise and collaborate closely with ZCP -Chimpembele Wildlife Education Centre (funding for a Community Education Officer) and South Luangwa Conservation Society (funding for an Anti-Poaching Team)
A pack of Painted Dogs in Zambia
Hyena resting in a waterhole with the Sausage Tree Pack of Painted Dogs Liuwa Plains National Park Nov/Dec 2013
Painted Dog Conservation, ZIMBABWE
Painted Dog Conservation is based near the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. John Lemon of PDC Inc first began working in Zimbabwe with the project in October, 2000. John and his wife Angela spent time assisting with radiotracking and the rehabilitation of the Painted Dogs, Anti-poaching and community development activities during their trips to Zimbabwe. John lived there during 2002 and 2003 assisting with the design, planning and building of the rehabilitation facility that now stands at the Painted Dog Facility in Hwange (see other Tab on this website) This site now emcompasses the Rehabilitation Centre, a Bush Camp for local children and an Education Centre.
Painted Dog Rehabilitation Centre, ZIMBABWE
John Lemon, Chairman of PDC Inc Australia, moved to Zimbabwe in 2002 to design, plan and build a Rehabilitation Centre at the Painted Dog Conservation site in Zimbabwe. John trained a team of local community members during this process, including establishing keeping staff to look after any animals admitted to the facility.
John pegging out the Facility
Painted Dog Rescues
John Lemon, Chairman of PDC Inc Australia, has been involved in numerous rescues and rehabilitation of injured Painted Dogs. This has ranged from the treating of snared animals, relocations of confiscated animals and the very first rehabilitation of rescued Painted Dogs on Starvation Island on Lake Kariba.
John Lemon & Peter Wood preparing confiscated Painted Dogs from Bulawayo back to the Rehabilitation Facility in Hwange fortheir future release back into the wild.
Painted Dogs were transported from the Rehabilitation Centre in Hwange to Starvation Island, Lake Kariba
These Painted Dogs had been smuggled into South Africa and John Lemon assisted in transporting them back to Zimbabwe, their homeland
OUT AND ABOUT IN THE COMMUNITY!
Apart from the frontline conservation of the endangered Painted Dog, PAINTED DOG CONSERVATION INC AUSTRALIA actively support and engage with the local Perth Community -look out for us at your next event!
RSPCA EXPO 2004
Angela and John Lemon with 'The Bondi Vet' Dr Chris Brown (L) and Kevin Richardson 'The Lion Whisperer"(R)