Painted dogs, a symbol of life

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Poaching is one of the main conservation problems worldwide. An incalculable number of animals of all species die each year in horrible pain.


In Zimbabwe, Painted Dog Conservation organizes desnaring campaigns that not only save animals, but also provide materials to create original works of art.


Rangers from the anti-poaching units collect the snares and send them to the Iganyana Art Center, a project managed by Wendy Blakeley for Painted Dog Conservation. These metal wires, destined to kill, now give life to marvelous animal sculptures thanks to the local artists working at the center.


You can now discover these symbols of life in images.