HSI has been supporting the Painted Dog Conservation Project in Zimbabwe since 2003.
Our support has helped to fund vital Anti-Poaching Units which undertake daily patrols providing direct protection for painted dogs as well as protecting their habitat and other species in the ecosystem.
Poaching for bush meat is a major threat to wildlife in Zimbabwe, especially Painted Dogs which roam in excess of 12 miles a day as they hunt which makes them highly vulnerable to deadly snares.
Since 2001, when the first Anti-Poaching Units were deployed, they have collected more than 10,000 snares which would have led to the deaths of thousands of animals.
HSI support has also helped ensure that injured or orphaned painted dogs get the care and rehabilitation they need before they are returned to the wild.