There has again been a brilliant response with photies of Wild Dog seen in the various areas given below
These have been a tremendous help for the ongoing research by Dr Gregory Rasmussen who is Research Director based at Hwange National Park
One of the responses received has helped him identify the Nyakasanka pack and note that one of the pups is missing.
The Longpool pack lost five pups due to a move caused by den disturbance and he now needs to identify which of the pups are remaining in the Longpool pack.
We are very keen for any information and pictures to find out if there any dogs left in the Matusadona area on Lake Kariba
They were there in 1998 as a litter was seen which was from females of the 1997 translocation and a male from the area. There were also reliable reports from 1999-2000 but then information dried up.
If you have, please forward any information on the Matusadona area as well as the others listed below
Currently they are working on spot satellite imagery to assess what viable landscape currently exists. Though this will take time it will highlight where good conservation can be done and which habitat has been converted beyond recovery for these beautiful animals that we are not looking after sufficiently and who will soon be lost forever if we do not take the time to improve and protect the areas they are still alive in.
AFRICAN WILDLIFE CONSERVATION FUND is looking for any information on WILD DOG sightings in the KARIBA, MAKUTI, CHIRUNDU, MANA,ZAMBEZI RIVER AREAS
ANY of the below information would be of great help.
DATE - If no exact date, month or approximate month of the year from 2011 to date.
SEEN WHERE - If unable to be exact, area Example: Makuti to Kariba road approx half way between Makuti and Kariba.
HOW MANY -
ADULTS OR ADULTS AND PUPS -
PICTURES - If any that can be sent by email
Any other information you can advise –
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Report sightings of wild dogs, noting when, where and how many dogs were seen.
Take photographs wherever possible – side profiles. These can be used to dentify individual dogs through their unique coat patterns – allowing us to get an idea of population sizes and survival.
WHO TO REPORT TO:
Send reports for the Zambezi Valley to firstname.lastname@example.org
For the Lowveld area email@example.com
For the Vic Falls & Hwange area to PDC
Support an organisation involved in wild dog conservation, go to www.africanwildlifeconservationfund.org