Once roaming widely across Africa, African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) are now one of the most endangered carnivores on the continent. Over the past 50 years, their numbers have severely declined and today only about 700 breeding pairs remain. In 2021, African Parks, along with Malawi’s Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) and the Endangered Wildlife Trust, reintroduced wild dogs to Malawi, after decades of the species’ absence in the country. Fourteen wild dogs were relocated from South Africa and Mozambique to Majete Wildlife Reserve and Liwonde National Park. Despite the challenges to ensure successful reintroductions of important species such as African wild dogs, African Parks, and its partners, remain committed to continuing the work in ensuring lasting and healthy populations of wild dogs in Malawi.
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