The African wild dog is not only one of the endangered species in Zambia but also in Africa. The major threat to African wild dogs in Zambia is snaring and human wild life conflict. Their feeding habits which involve moving from one place to another in search for food exposes them to risk of snaring.
As a result of their movements, it is hard to confine the African wild dog in protected areas such as parks. Usually when they leave the parks to find food on local farms, they are killed by farmers to protect their livestock.
WWF is involved in the conservation of African wild dogs in Zambia in partnership with the Zambia Carnivores Project(ZCP). ZCP's conservation interventions in South Luangwa involves restoring the populations of African wild dogs through human wildlife conflict mitigation and de-snaring. ZCP receives support and funding through WWF Zambia from WWF Netherlands.