Wildlife Act have permanent monitoring teams on every pack of wild dogs in northern KZN. Which entails daily monitoring sessions. We are with the wild dogs from the time that they get active in the morning until the time that they rest mid morning, and then again in the evening and so our teams have got a good handle on where they are at all times and making sure that they are safe and being protected from snares. This is a really a adaptable carnivore
that has persisted against so many challenges that humans really have thrown in its path. We are lucky enough to have a really good team on the ground. you need somebody in that
position full of energy and passion and without that the job becomes very difficult. Conservation efforts over the last ten to fifteen years have been very successful.
The numbers are increasing slowly. We have new land that has become available to wild dogs and those dogs are doing well in those areas. The most effective way of keeping tabs on a pack of wild dogs is fitting a few individuals in the pack with radio tracking collars. The monitor will then need a telemetry set which is made up of a receiver and an antenna and that sends out a pulse signal that the telemetry set will receive. That pulse is then picked on the antenna The stronger the pulse, the closer you are to the dogs. There are so many different things you can learn spending time with wild dogs. If you too would like to come out and see what they can teach you, please come and join us. Visit www.wildlifeact.com. You can sign up there to become a volunteer with us and really help us make a difference in trying to conserve this really vulnerable and meaningful species.