African Wild Dog

Several pieces of information are needed for more effective African wild dog conservation, such as cost-effective distribution and status surveys, landscape studies, locally-appropriate means to reduce human-wildlife conflicts, and disease protection.

Several pieces of information are needed to enable more effective conservation of African wild dogs.

Development is needed on cost-effective methods for surveying African wild dogs across large geographical scales. This is crucial as surveys of African wild dog distribution and status are needed, particularly in Algeria, Angola, the Central African Republic, Chad, Somalia, South Sudan, and Sudan. Determining the landscape features which facilitate or prevent wild dog movement over long distances will also promote or block landscape connectivity.

Development is also needed for locally-appropriate and effective means to reduce conflict between wild dogs and farmers. Because contact with people, and thus domestic animals, results in the transmission of infectious disease, techniques that will be most effective and sustainable for protecting wild dogs from disease also need to be established.

Image | © Josh More, Some Rights Reserved (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Sources | (Davies & Du Toit, 2004; Kristof, 2010; Mulheisen, Allen, Allen, 2002; Nowak, 1999; Woodroffe & Sillero-Zubiri, 2012)

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