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Remember to sign the Wild Dog CITES petition

Posted in African Wildlife, Conservation, Conservation Photography, Take Action, Wildlife, Wildlife Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 17, 2010 by Neil Aldridge

There is still time to add your name to the petition to list African wild dogs on CITES. The African Wild Dog SOS Fund and the Zimbabwean Painted Dog Conservation project are lobbying to have this endangered and declining species recognised by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora at the 2011 meeting of the CITES Animal Committee. Please add your name.

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Sign your name to get wild dogs listed on CITES

Posted in African Wildlife, Conservation, Conservation Photography, Take Action, Wildlife with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 7, 2010 by Neil Aldridge

Somehow, despite there being a mere 3,000 left in the wild today (that’s potentially less than that great symbol of conservation, the tiger), the African wild dog (or painted dog) is not listed on CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora).

This absence is because there is a misconception that no trade exists in these charismatic and endangered canids. However, this video has blown the lid on a major trade with the Far East and shows how wild dogs have been taken from the wild and dumped in horrendous conditions in zoos for many years now.

Please sign this petition to support Painted Dog Conservation’s drive to get wild dogs listed. If you have any doubts or would like to understand the situation more, follow the links and watch the entire movie. Today, there are as many African wild dogs in zoos in China as there are in the wild in South Africa. If the species is going to survive, this can’t continue.

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