About the African Wild Dog Conservancy
The African Wild Dog Conservancy (AWD Conservancy), started in 2001, is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to working with local communities, and national and international stakeholders to conserve wild dogs through scientific research and education. Our objectives are the following:
Establish and support long-term conservation programs involving local communities in research and education
Develop and implement a collaborative multidisciplinary program integrating applied field and captive conservation research
Facilitate development programs aimed at improving the lives of local people by building partnerships with community-based organizations and NGOs
Dr. Robert Robbins and Dr. Kim McCreery are co-founders of the African Wild Dog Conservancy and in 2001 were invited to join the IUCN/SSC Canid Specialist Group. They are currently members of the Lycaon Working Group. Kim and Bob have been studying African wild dogs for over a decade and are among the world''s leading experts on this endangered species.