About the Waterberg Wild Dog Initiative
The WWDI forms part of a larger initiative, the Waterberg Development Initiative – an initiative aiming to uplift the community by promoting the development of Safety, Tourism, Health, Skills, Farming, Infrastructure, Business, and Conservation sectors within the Greater Waterberg Region. By promoting conservation, ecotourism ventures in the Waterberg will be boosted, creating jobs, growing the economy, and raising awareness about the biodiversity found in the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve. Housing free-roaming Wild Dogs in South Africa creates a unique opportunity for Wild Dog ecotourism, and recent successes of ecotourism ventures to denning sites have proven there is a market for it. Continuing to host ecotourism ventures with the Wild Dogs will ultimately benefit both their conservation and uplift the community.