Thursday, June 05, 2003
New research from Cameroon suggests that wild dogs (otherwise known as painted hunting dogs) have dramatically declined in northern Cameroon due to a combination of habitat loss, the loss of prey + persecution from herdsmen.
In order to conserve this species the report's authors recommend that the fragmentation of protected areas should be prevented and the amount of direct human persecution reduced...
If you would like to find out more about these beautiful animals you might like to see a picture of some wild dogs + read about Greg Rasmussen's amazing work to protect them in Zimbabwe... Good on ya, Greg!
Posted 10:19 pm by Matt Prescott