Trials and Triumphs: Conserving Painted Dogs in a Human-Dominated Landscape
Learn about the Painted Dog Research Trust's efforts to save endangered African wild dogs.
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- Suggested Donation: $5.00
This event is handicap accessible
Join Dr. Greg Rasmussen, founder and executive director of Painted Dog Research Trust (PDRT), as he provides an overview of PDRT's work, recent accomplishments, and future goals for saving endangered painted dogs (also known as African wild dogs).
Please note: This is an in-person program and will not be offered online.
About the Presenter
Dr. Gregory Rasmussen is the Executive Director and Founder of the Painted Dog Research Trust (PDRT), an organization dedicated to the long-term research of painted dogs in Zimbabwe and other countries, including neighboring Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa. PDRT also provides training, mentoring, field work opportunities, and financial support to Zimbabwean graduate students, as well as rangers and biologists who wish to contribute to the protection of Zimbabwe's wildlife. Dr. Greg believes in a holistic approach to conservation that encompasses all stakeholders in a particular area, including farmers, schoolchildren, and local communities. Since 1987, Greg has diligently worked for the betterment of the painted dog, even surviving a near-fatal plane crash in 2003. As of today, his research is one of the longest studies of the species ever conducted.