PDC News

Latest news stories from Painted Dog Conservation

13 December 2017PDC wins ReDEW8 Earth Prize 2017

Congratulations to PDC (Zimbabwe) Winners of the ReDEW8 Earth Prize 2017!

12 December 2017Marlow ‘Late Night Shopping’

A great night, new friends made, old friends re-acquainted. Thank you to Marlow Chamber of Commerce for organising a fantastic event.

marlow ‘late night shopping’ - pdc uk

marlow ‘late night shopping’ - pdc uk

marlow ‘late night shopping’ - pdc uk

29 November 2017PDC finalists in Redew Earth Prize 2017

We are one of the three finalists in The Redew Earth Prize 2017. We can win €25,000 euro by getting the most votes. It looks like voting will take place between 1-10 December 2017. Such an amount is a game changer for us. For example, our Anti-Poaching K9 Sniffing Dog Team could cover their vet, medicines, special food etc costs for a long period with this money.

Voting procedures news to follow as soon as we know the details.

28 November 2017PDC-UK November Events ‘Round-up’

A very busy month for the charity. We would like to thank UKWCT, Stokenchurch  Primary & Tusk, for the privilege in sharing with PDC-UK these important annual events.

pdc uk - kayley rumball

pdc uk

pdc uk - derek fry

24 October 2017PDC-UK visit to the Royal Veterinary College

The Charity was privileged to be invited to the ‘world acclaimed’ RVC, by RVCZS Students. The talk on ‘Painted Dogs’ & PDC-UK’s involvement, was also video linked to the colleges London Faculty. A big thank you to our joint hosts Sarah & Adam (Vice Presidents/RVCZS).

pdc-uk visit to the royal veterinary college

pdc-uk visit to the royal veterinary college

05 October 2017Lupote School thanks for PDC UK funded Bush Camp 2017

Our fourth Bush Camp for 2017 funded by PDC-UK. What a great thank you from Lupote School




30 September 2017Delia Graham Parachute Jump Fundraiser for PDC UK

"When flying between Mana Pools and Hwange in May I considered whether I was brave enough to jump out of a plane. I decided I was. Back in the UK, it came to me that I should make this jump worthwhile: a fundraiser for PDC was born.

And so it began, jump booked, contact with PDC UK made, fundraising page set up and publicised on social media. Friends, family and clients have learned more about Painted Dogs than they probably wanted to know :) but their support has been amazing.

I had hoped to raise enough money to cover the cost of 3 protective collars, mission accomplished!" 

delia graham pdc uk parchaute jump

26 September 2017Cookham Regatta 2017

A great day had by all. PDC-UK would like to thank Marlow & Cookham Bridge Rotary Clubs for providing the charity with the 'perfect platform' to meet new friends.

pdc uk ay cookham regatta 2017

pdc uk ay cookham regatta 2017

pdc uk ay cookham regatta 2017

pdc uk at cookham regatta 2017

pdc uk at cookham regatta 2017

26 September 2017Death of David Shepherd, Artist & Conservationist

It is with great sadness that PDC-UK has recently learned of the death of David Shepherd. The Charity would like to offer its sincere condolences to his family. David was a much revered Wildlife Artist & Conservationist. His legacy will 'live on' through the dedicated work of The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation.

wise old elephant, by david shepherd

31 August 2017PDC UK thanks to UKWCT

PDC-UK would again like to thanks all at UKWCT, for another successful day!

pdc uk at pdc-uk at ukwct

pdc uk at pdc-uk at ukwct

31 August 2017PDC-UK donated £5k in response to the recent SOS

One month after Washington and Thomas have been fortunate in their misfortune, we are fortunate with Friends like you! Why?

It started with Artis Zoo, Burgers’ Zoo and GaiaZOO.  After our emergency call they donated the engine, chassis and gearbox. Affiliated organizations like PDC UK and private sponsors donated doors, seats, tyres etc.
We have bought the “new” Land Rover still selling our T shirts, cuddle toys and snare art during Eurofurence 23 last Friday in Berlin.

Now we are looking for the best (cheapest) way to get the vehicle asap to where it belongs: the project! Indeed there will be some extra costs but “Wir schaffen das”.

pdc uk - donation for landrover fund

pdc uk - donation for landrover fund

In Memoriam: SOCKS - The iconic alpha female of the Nyamandhlovu pack

in memoriam: socks - the iconic alpha female of the nyamandhlovu packThe tragic death of the iconic alpha female of the Nyamandhlovu pack, Socks, has affected us and worse to come was the loss of her entire litter of pups. The unfortunate loss of two generations of dogs is due probably to the nemesis and ancient enemy, hyenas.

Socks was tracked and found with torn ears, deep bite marks to her legs and torso, near Caterpillar pan as she was joining the pack in hunting. She had denned near Dopi during the first week of June. The Nyamandhlovu pack lost the whole litter in 2015 and during the 2016 had several pups with fractured limbs as the pack was comprised of only three adult dogs, struggling to feed and defend so many pups. Thembile lost a leg and is doing well at the rehabilitation centre.

Browny and Ring and the rest of the pack, eleven painted dogs in the pack are OK and have been seen hunting and trudging on despite the loss of Socks. She had littered 32 pups for her eight years and was the daughter of Vusile and Themba of the Sicele pack. Vusile was tragically killed by a lion.

In the spirit of Eyespot, Nat and Socks, the painted dog species are born to persevere against all odds, the only norm is adversities, snares, cars, hyenas, lions, humans, climate change and disease. The pack led by Browny, Alpha male, has moved on, already venturing out of the park towards Malindi. Socks did her part for the species, we will monitor and advise how the pack holds on after Socks.

View All Stories