Painted Dog Conservation Project (PDC) came by the WCC this afternoon to talk canids and conservation. Painted Dogs, also known as African Wild Dogs, are unique to Africa and they are among the continent's most endangered species. The PDC works closely with the local communities in Zimbabwe to educate people about the importance of healthy painted dog populations and to employ conservation methods that are improving the outlook of this beautiful predator. Although there has been some success, the PDC faces challenges that are similar the ones wolf recovery programs confront here in the U.S. Poaching, livestock conflicts, and fear are among the issues that plague the conservation efforts of both species.