Conservation & Research


The “African Painted Wolf” (Lycaon Pictus), also known as the African Wild Dog, is one of Africa’s most fascinating and endangered creatures. Painted Wolf Wines actively support this intriguing, beautiful but highly endangered species. Funds from every bottle sold go towards their research and conservation – successful long term conservation of African Wild Dogs is only possible where large tracts of wilderness still exist…

Painted Wolf Wines are committed to helping to stem the decline of the population of African wild dogs. To this end we have established relationships with a number of conservation organizations to channel funds raised through the sale of Painted Wolf Wines. These in turn are distributed to conservation projects in Africa. We are developing this website as a source of information to reach a wider audience.

We knew of the great work being done by Dr JW “Tico” McNutt of the Botswana Wild Dog Research Project when we were running Lloyds camp in the 90’s. Through them, we were introduced to their UK funding partner, and now channel a donation from each sale of Painted wolf wines in the UK through TUSK.

It was also important for us to support a locally based initiative funding South African projects, hence from April 2011 a donation from each sale of our wine in SA goes to the EWT.

We have also donated wine on numerous occasions for fundraisers for these organisations.

There are many dedicated organisations and individuals putting enormous efforts into trying to save this enigmatic creature from extinction. If you are actively involved in Wild Dog Conservation and would like to be added to this website, please contact us.

The African Wild Dog is listed as Endangered according to The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Criteria: C2a(i) with a decreasing Population Trend (IUCN 2004)

There were once approximately 500,000 African Wild Dogs in 39 countries, and packs of 100 or more were not uncommon. Now, there are only about 3,000-5,500 in fewer than 25 countries. (UPLOADED)