Painted Dog Conservation

Painted dog project

Painted dogs once roamed across the entire African continent. Now, classified as endangered by the IUCN, there are less than 7000 wild painted dogs -found mostly in Southern Africa. Their decline has been largely due to the loss and fragmentation of habitat, human persecution and indiscriminate poaching practices, and disease.

Part of our responsibility as creatives and innovators is to bring awareness to the plight of the painted dog. A portion of each video produced goes toward the conservation of these unique animals. Having witnessed their decline in the wild, the painted dog is an animal close to the hearts of our founders.

Kara recalls her last encounter with the painted dogs of the Kruger National Park in South Africa: “It was at sunrise on the day I left the Kruger in 2008. After living and filming in the park for 8 months, I finally encountered these incredible hunters. Three dogs emerged from the bush and ran alongside my car all the way to the Skukuza gate, as if ushering me on my journey forward. It was a poignant farewell.”

It is Painted Dog Media’s mission to procure a future for these incredible and unique animals through the creation of beautiful content – ultimately helping the world be a better place.