Participate. Collaborate. Support
Wire snares pose a great threat to the survival of painted dogs and the prey for which they hunt. Laid as traps in the underbrush, these snares kill many animals, including painted dogs. Through PDRT and local community members, these snares are removed and the wire is collected. The wire is bent and shaped in to sculptures to form beautiful pieces of animal art. These art pieces are then sold in zoo gift shops, at conferences, and on-line to help raise funds to support the local communities that support the work of PDRT. If you would like to buy or sell these wonderful pieces, please contact us.
Working in the field and operating a conservation ecology center is not easy work. The broad range of knowledge and skills required to do so is difficult to find in any one person or team. It is also challenging for someone working in a zoo or professional industry to gain hands on field experience or to learn from another culture without participating with it directly. This is where a skills exchange is beneficial. Professionals and interested individuals can spend time (from home or in Zimbabwe) sharing their skills and expertise with PDRT while gaining life-changing experience in return.
Much is needed to operate PDRT including equipment such as cell phones, camera traps, computers, tools, and more. Services such as planning, goods distribution, printing, web design, and others are not easily attained in Zimbabwe. If you have a support service that could be of use to PDRT, please reach out to us and let's discuss how you can help conserve a species.
Through our Support Services, we have the potential to make a real and positive change in the community. This is one of our key areas of focus here at Painted Dog Research Trust, and a source of much success for our Animal Protection Organization. Get in touch with us today and see how you can lend a helping hand with this program.
EDUCATION & OUTREACH
Most of our efforts pertaining to this program involve studying new approaches and developing innovative ways to implement them. We evaluate our success in this field by gathering qualitative and quantitative data, and using that information to measure shifts and changes from our baseline measurements.
To find out more about these opportunities, please reach out to us.