The Iganyana Arts Centre was established in 2003 by Painted Dog Conservation. At the centre, local artists turn wire snares collected by anti-poaching units into sculptures. Artists are paid per piece for their products and a key goal is to teach and encourage conservation through the sustainable use of natural resources. Sculptures are shipped to the USA and Europe, with proceeds raised going towards supporting anti-poaching efforts and awareness raising activities.
The poaching and wildlife trade problem
Species affected African Wild Dog Lycaon pictus
Overview of the problem
Wire snares for illegal poaching are common.
Increasing livelihoods that are not related to wildlife
Improving education and awareness
Organisers, donors and partners
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