Our support for Stichting Painted Dog Conservation
In August 2008, we visited the Painted Dog Conservation (PDC) project in Zimbabwe. PDC’s efforts to educate the local community and involve them in the protection of Africa’s Painted Dogs is impressive.
There are very few Painted Dogs (also known as African Wild Dogs) remaining in the wild. Being nomadic, they travel great distances, only staying in the same location when they have pups. So when we came across a pack of 24 dogs during our trip to Tanzania in February 2009, it was incredible; we simply could not believe our eyes and it was one of the highlights of our trip!
PDC’s anti-poaching units carry out daily anti-poaching patrols throughout the Gwayi Conservancy bordering Hwange National Park. Since the first unit was deployed in 2001, more than 12,000 snares have been collected (correct as of August 2009). The local artists at Iganyana Arts then turn the snares into artwork, which is sold across the world. Heiko and I are always in admiration of the creativity of these people and have purchased several intricately made sculptures and wooden carvings from Stichting PDC, and in doing so, have helped to support the project in Zimbabwe.
Since 2009, we are a Friend of the Dogs and are committed to making regular monthly donations to Stichting Painted Dog Conservation.
Conservation in the Spotlight
If you belong to a conservation organisation and would like to submit an ‘In the Spotlight’ article please contact us for details.
Big Life Foundation
PDC’s Rehabilitation Facility and Metapopulations Policy Statement for 2010
Asian Rhino Foundation
This Dutch rhino foundation support the 3 Asian rhino Sumatran rhinoceros in a wallowspecies and want to introduce people to these animal species.
Everything of this, is very necessary, because:
· Asian species are less known than African species
· The Javanese Rhino is very rare
· The Sumatran Rhino is very threatened
· The Indian Rhino is a threatened animal species
21st Century Tiger is a wild tiger conservation partnership between the Zoological Society of London and Global Tiger Patrol which raises funds for carefully chosen tiger conservation projects.
The Gorilla Organization’s goal is to secure the long-term survival of gorillas in their natural habitat.
We understand that if gorillas are to survive in the context of Africa’s other significant challenges then conservation needs to be owned and managed by local African people…
Lions in West-Africa behave differently than their conspecifics in the South and Eastern region of the continent. Findings proven by research projects supported by the Leo Foundation.
IUCN – Wildlife in a Changing World
Life on Earth is under serious threat, despite the commitment by world leaders to reverse the trend, according to a detailed analysis of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™.
Jane Goodall Institute
The main goal of the JGI is to raise awareness of the declining population of chimpanzees and the factors causing this. Also its mission is to educate people around the world about chimpanzees, their intelligence and their resemblance to humans.
CWIs latest investigation reveals the ugly side of our fascination with tigers at one of Thailands premier tourist destinations.
A non-profit organization dedicated to the facilitation and promotion of sound conservation and management plans for the African lion.
CWI – Rings of Shame
Commercial Exploitation Programme Officer, Claire Palmer looks ahead at this year’s Olympics.
OS Lynx is an independent campaign organisation set up in 2000 to promote the conservation of the Iberian Lynx, and works at local and international levels.
IUCN – Red List (Endangered Species)
The IUCN (the World Conservation Union) is the organisation that WWF and other conservation groups, government agencies, scientists and academics look to for information on endangered species. IUCN brings together the world’s leading scientists, including those from WWF, to assess the conservation status of species, subspecies, varieties and subpopulations on a global scale, highlighting species threatened with extinction and promoting their conservation.
IUCN maintains a complete list of all the species it considers critically endangered, endangered or vulnerable: It’s called the Red List of Threatened Species and can be found at www.redlist.org
Research and Conservation
There are many research and conservation organisations that are focused on protecting our wildlife, you will find a varied selection below.
21st Century Tiger
AAP Sanctuary for Exotic Animals
African Conservation Experience
ALERT (African Lion & Environmental Research Trust)
Alertis – Fund for bear and nature conservation
ALTA (Amur Leopard Conservation)
Asian Rhino Foundation
Born Free Foundation
BOS (Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation) UK
Bring the Elephant Home Foundation
Cheetah Conservation Fund
CRC (Centre for Research and Conservation) – Royal Zoological Society of Antwerp
CRC – BioBrasil, a Belgium-Brazillian Cooperation on Biodiversity
CRC – Project Grandes Singes (Project of Big Apes)
CWI (Care for the Wild International)
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation
De Wildt Cheetah and Wildlife Trust
Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International
EAZA (European Association of Zoos & Aquaria)
EDGE (Evolutionarily Distinct & Globally Endagered)
Giant Bullfrog Conservation Group
Global Tiger Patrol
IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare)
IRCF (International Reptile Conservation Foundation)
IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources)
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Jane Goodall Institute
Mabula Ground Hornbill Conservation Project
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
NVD (De Nederlandse Vereniging van Dierentuinen)
* only in Dutch
NWF (National Wildlife Federation)
Painted Dog Conservation
Save the Elephants
Save the Indian Tiger Petition
Save the Tiger Fund
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Snow Leopard Conservancy
SRRC (Seal Rehabilitation and Research Centre) Lenie ‘t Hart
Stichting SPOTS (Cheetah)
* only in Dutch
Sumatran Tiger Trust
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Tigris Foundation dedicated to the survival of the Amur tiger and leopard in the wild
WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society)
WHF (Wildlife Heritage Foundation)
World Land Trust
WPF (Wildlife Protection Foundation)
WSPA International (World Society for the Protection of Animals)
WWF (World Wildlife Fund)