Protecting African Wild Dogs
The Foundation has made a grant to the King Baudouin Foundation US to support a project that will discourage farmers from killing African Wild Dogs on their farmland. The Wild Dogs often choose a spot to have pups on or near farmland because it can be safer.
Yet, fearing that the Wild Dogs will kill their animals, famers can be inclined to kill the dogs. This conflict is particularly problematic in the case of game farms, where the Wild Dogs’ natural prey, such as Impalas, are raised.
The Foundation also made a separate grant to KBF to support efforts to re-establish African Painted Dogs into areas where the dogs previously thrived.
This program funded by the Holtzman Wildlife Foundation encourages game farmers to protect the Wild Dogs and will reimburse the farmers for any game stock lost to Wild Dog kills. KBF may work with the Endangered Wildlife Trust to implement this project.