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Beauty from cruelty: art made from Zim snares helps save wild dogs

Painted Dog Conservation involves local communities with conservation in an educational and artistic way

Sharon Mazingaizo

The Painted Dog Conservation has found a way to not only protect African wild dogs, but also help a Zimbabwean community create and sell art out of the wire snares set up by poachers.

David Kuvawoga, operations manager at Painted Dog Conservation, said the project is about engaging the local community to develop an appreciation for the wild dogs.

“We have 25 artisans at our arts and crafts centre. We have provided the space for them to work and the resources such as materials, including the wire snares recovered by our anti-poaching units. ..

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