Every dog has his day

South African photographer Kim Wolhuter has won The Gerald Durrell Award for Endangered Species in the 2012 Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

Painted Wolf Wines is a dynamic and innovative South African wine company. We are dedicated to the production of authentic, distinct and delicious wines, and to the conservation of African wild dogs and their natural habitat.

Our Wines

We produce wines with a distinctive South African feel, and to that end focus largely on wines crafted from Chenin Blanc and Pinotage – the two bench mark South African grape varieties, The grapes are sourced from our pack members vineyards, which are low yielding, mostly unirrigated and farmed organically or with minimal non organic inputs.

Painted Wolves

The “Painted Wolf” (Lycaon Pictus), also known as the African Wild Dog or Painted Dog , is one of Africa’s most fascinating and highly endangered mammals. They have a highly co-operative family social structure and are extremely persistant and effective hunters. They are our inspiration. We support the conservation of this intriguing and beautiful animal with a contribution from every bottle of wine sold and through our communications.

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An important day to reflect on our beautiful wildlife heritage and the tremendous persecution many animals (and plants) face at the hands of man. Make every day Wildlife Day! ... See MoreSee Less

#WorldWildlifeDay It's time to get #seriousaboutwildlifecrime

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A little reminder to take care and have a good weekend! ... See MoreSee Less

Yorumsuz!

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The day after St Patrick's Day - how appropriately named :) ... See MoreSee Less

"Hair of the Dog" Wine Tasting at Zizzo's Wine & Piano bar, featuring Painted Wolf Wines from South Africa

"Hair of the Dog" Wine Tasting at Zizzo's Wine & Piano bar, featuring Painted Wolf Wines from South Africa

March 18, 2015, 5:00pm - March 18, 2015, 10:00pm

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I had a lovely chat recently with Lisa Hywood of the Tikki Hywood Trust, based in Harare. Great to see WildLeaks has partnered with the THT to help with conserving this adorable little fellow below and his African and Asian relatives. ... See MoreSee Less

On World Pangolin Day, WildLeaks partners with the Tikki Hywood Trust in Zimbabwe. #WorldPangolinDay WildLeaks, the world’s first wildlife crime whistleblower initiative, and the Elephant Action League, the California-based organization that runs WildLeaks, will provide the online secure anonymous platform and will collaborate on joint investigative projects. “Unlike other species like the rhino, elephant and tiger, pangolins are small and easily transported. There are no concrete population estimates for pangolin across the eight species and we may lose the last one without even knowing it is the last one” says Mr. Andrea Crosta, founder of WildLeaks and the Elephant Action League. “We need a much more proactive role of African and Asian governments to crack down on the illegal market and on the corruption that facilitates the trade”. With the pangolin populations dwindling rapidly in Asia, Africa has now become the harvesting ground. In 2013, 676 kg of pangolin scales were confiscated in Asia from Africa, but just a year later more than 6.4 tons of pangolin scales have been seized in Hong Kong and China. We are not in the third month of 2015 and the volume of pangolin scales seized so far has already exceeded the total seizures of African pangolin scales for the whole of 2014. “Fighting illegal wildlife crime is a global concern and this war can only be won if we join together. The pangolin needs a voice, so this partnership with WildLeaks and the Tikki Hywood Trust will provide a platform whereby its plight can be heard” says Lisa Hywood, founder of the Tikki Hywood Trust. The press release here: elephantleague.org/world-pangolin-day-wildleaks-partners-tikki-hywood-trust-zimbabwe/ Photo credit: Tikki Hywood Trust

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Another interesting EWT evening, tonight at Country Club Jhb, Woodmead. As usual, Painted Wolf Wines will be there offering a free welcoming drink/wine tasting. All welcome - details below. ... See MoreSee Less

The Endangered Wildlife Trust would be delighted if you would join us for: “Cheetah evolution and the status of wild Cheetahs in South Africa” on Tuesday 24th February 2015 at the Johannesburg Country Club WOODMEAD. Presented by: Vincent van der Merwe, EWT’s Carnivore Conservation Programme, Cheetah Metapopulation coordinator. Cheetah were extirpated from 91% of their historical range in South Africa by the 1920s. For almost 50 years Cheetah were present in only two South African reserves, namely the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park and the Kruger National Park. The first Cheetah reintroductions onto smaller fenced reserves took place in 1965. By February 2015, exactly 50 years later, Cheetah would have been reintroduced into 50 small fenced reserves across the country. South Africa is currently home to the 3rd largest wild Cheetah population worldwide and is the only country that has seen considerable growth in Cheetah numbers during the past half century. In this talk, Vincent van der Merwe, the EWT’s Cheetah Metapopulation co-ordinator explains how this was achieved. The talk will also delve in the evolutionary history of the Cat Family. Cats evolved from a single ancestor that lived in South East Asia 11 million years ago. The Cat family is currently comprised of 41 species that reside on six continents. Vincent will explain how this successful family colonised all corners of the earth. Cheetah are unrelated to the great roaring cats (lion, leopard, tigers etc) and experienced two rounds of evolution on other continents before moving into Africa. This component of the talk will have a special focus on the Cheetah lineage and how it fits into the Cat family tree. Non-members – R95 per talk Members – R70 for talk Dinner – R145 Non-members - Talk only R95 or Talk + Dinner R240 EWT/CCJ members – Talk only R70 or Talk + Dinner R210 Please note: Dinner reservations need to be booked and paid for by Friday 20th February 2015 Country Club Johannesburg, Woodmead Cnr Woodlands Drive & Lincoln Street, Woodmead Date: Tuesday 24th February 2015 18h30 for 19h00 Dinner to be served at 20h15pm Dress Code – Smart Casual RSVP to debbiet@ewt.org.za or joelt@ewt.org.za or 011 372 3600/1/2/3 CCJ Members to please RSVP to Cathy Robertson on 011 710 6421 or cathyr@ccj.co.za For EFT payments: please email proof of payment to debbiet@ewt.org.za or joelt@ewt.org.za or fax 011 608 4682 Payments may be made to the following account: Endangered Wildlife Trust First National Bank, Rosebank Acc. No. 50371564219 Branch Code. 25 33 05 REF: Name + EWT Talk

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PAINTED Wolf Wines updated their cover photo. ... See MoreSee Less

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I was privileged to attend the launch of the African Pangolin Working Group at Pretoria zoo last week. These vulnerable and defenceless (to humans!) scaly mammals are being trafficked at an alarming rate and are in need of urgent conservation action. Their meat is prized as a delicacy in China and Vietnam and their scales are sought after for medicinal purposes. Without urgent conservation action, they face possible extinction. ... See MoreSee Less

For anyone who has spent time in the African bush, a Pangolin sighting is an immense privilege. It is one of Africa's most rare and mystical mammals. Its body is covered in heavy brown scales and when in danger, it rolls into an impenetrable armoured ball, protecting its soft underbelly, delicate nose and moist eyes. Today is World Pangolin Day.

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The KZN wild dog project has been helping Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife to rehabituate a pack of wild dogs. The process is slow but it is working and the pack is finally showing signs of comfort in our presence. Our plan is to place a satellite tracking collar (courtesy of Wildlife ACT Fund) on the pack to monitor their movements.

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An out take from filming Jeremy cooking last week. The full details of where to view it and what we did are on our website:
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