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Six years in the making this is most comprehensive book on wild dogs ever produced. All profits will go to their conservation.
Six years in the making this is most comprehensive book on wild dogs ever produced. All profits will go to their conservation.
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    Painted Wolves: A Wild Dog's Life

    A first edition of Painted Wolves: AWDL by Nicholas Dyer and Peter Blinston.

    If there is one book that will let you into the secret world of the painted wolves, this is it, expertly narrated across 300 pages and illustrated with over 220 stunning images. All profits go to the Painted Wolf Foundation.

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    Signed copy of the book!

    A first edition of Painted Wolves: AWDL, signed by both authors: Nicholas Dyer and Peter Blinston.

    If there is one book that will let you into the secret world of the painted wolves, this is it, expertly narrated across 300 pages and illustrated with over 220 stunning images. All profits go to the Painted Wolf Foundation.

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    Launch event in The Hague

    Join the authors of Painted Wolves: AWDL at an exclusive launch event in The Hague, the Netherlands, on 18 October 2018.

    This exclusive event will take place where the book was printed, and will include a guided tour by Boy Opmeer of his fantastic printing company.

    Includes a first edition copy of Painted Wolves: AWDL, signed by both authors.

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    2 x Painted Wolves: A Wild Dog's Life

    Two first edition copies of Painted Wolves: A Wild Dog's Life by Nicholas Dyer and Peter Blinston.

    If there is one book that will let you into the secret world of the painted wolves, this is it, expertly narrated across 300 pages and illustrated with over 220 stunning images. All profits go to the Painted Wolf Foundation.

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    Family ticket to Paradise Wildlife Park

    Family entrance ticket to Paradise Wildlife Park for two adults and two children, valid until 31 December, 2018

    Paradise Wildlife Park is voted Hertfordshire’s No.1 Outdoor Attraction by Trip Advisor and set in the beautiful surrounding of Broxbourne Woods in the Heart of the Hertfordshire Countryside.

    Paradise is home to over 800 exotic wild animals including big cats, one of the largest collection of small Monkeys as well as the largest Anaconda on display in the UK. Plus, don’t forget to check out one of the many different animal talks, feeds and shows every day.

    You can meet some life-size animatronic Dinosaurs at our incredible World of Dinosaurs attraction. It is one of the UK’s biggest and most spectacular animatronic dinosaur attractions, set in acres of natural woodland. World of Dinosaurs features 30 life-size, moving and roaring dinosaurs – a real thrill for any dinosaur adventurer!

    RRP: £77

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    3 x Painted Wolves: A Wild Dog's Life

    Three first edition copies of Painted Wolves: AWDL by Nicholas Dyer and Peter Blinston.

    Buy one for yourself and save two for gifts! A perfect Christmas present for any wildlife lover.

    If there is one book that will let you into the secret world of the painted wolves, this is it, expertly narrated across 300 pages and illustrated with over 220 stunning images. All profits go to the Painted Wolf Foundation.

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    Bath Time: Nicholas Dyer Print

    Bath Time: Nicholas Dyer Print
    Blacktip’s family at play – Mana Pools

    Nick waited patiently in the baking sun for an hour hoping for the painted wolves to arrive in the hope of getting a backlit shot as the sun set. Blacktip’s pack with nine puppies came to the pool just before sunset and started their games. In this picture one of the yearlings leaps out of the pool to ambush the overexcited pups as they kick dust into the light of the sinking sun.

    Prints will be on high-quality paper, 60cm on the longest edge, and signed by Nick. Each will be signed and numbered from a limited run of 50, come with a certificate of authentication, and will include a signed copy of Painted Wolves: A Wild Dog's Life.

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    Curious Pup: Nicholas Dyer Print

    Curious Pup: Nicholas Dyer Print
    A pup moves in to investigate – Mana Pools

    Nick had just photographed Blacktip’s pack perform their greeting ceremony and was lying on his stomach nearby. Blacktip gave the signal that it was time to move off to a pool by the Zambezi for a sundowner. To Nick’s delight, the pack filed directly passed him not taking much notice. But one pup came to investigate this strange creature lying flat on the ground and ended up sniffing his lens as Nick lay perfectly still and ecstatically happy.

    Prints will be on high-quality paper, 60cm on the longest edge, and signed by Nick. Each will be signed and numbered from a limited run of 50, come with a certificate of authentication, and will include a signed copy of Painted Wolves: A Wild Dog's Life.

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    Down Time: Nicholas Dyer Print

    Down Time: Nicholas Dyer Print
    Blacktip takes a breather – Mana Pools

    It’s tough being the leader of the pack and a mother of nine boisterous pups. As her pack continues to play, Blacktip finds some quiet time and looks out across the beautiful Zambezi as the sun kisses the top of the Zambian escarpment. We would give a lot more than a penny to know this lovely creature’s thoughts.

    Prints will be on high-quality paper, 60cm on the longest edge, and signed by Nick. Each will be signed and numbered from a limited run of 50, come with a certificate of authentication, and will include a signed copy of Painted Wolves: A Wild Dog's Life.

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    Painted Wolf: Nicholas Dyer Print

    Painted Wolf: Nicholas Dyer Print
    The strength of the pack is the wolf – Mana Pools

    This is one of Nick’s all-time favourite portrait shots of a painted wolf. Like most of the painted wolves, he knows it by name but for this picture he just wants to call it “Painted Wolf”. This is because the expression captures everything that is wonderful about these creatures. Strong, noble and proud yet at the same time soft, kind and vulnerable. To him it is a face full of love.

    Prints will be on high-quality paper, 60cm on the longest edge, and signed by Nick. Each will be signed and numbered from a limited run of 50, come with a certificate of authentication, and will include a signed copy of Painted Wolves: A Wild Dog's Life.

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    A New Beginning: Nicholas Dyer Print

    A New Beginning: Nicholas Dyer Print
    A pack is formed – Mana Pools

    After the legendary alpha female Tait died, her daughters teamed up with a dispersal of Blacktip’s sons to form the new Nyamatusi Pack. This was weird as the boys were also Tait’s grandsons – a sort of aunt and nephew thing going on. This picture was taken shortly after they had just met when they were all excited to be with one another and yet to choose a leader. Wicket (with the collar) initially became the alpha female and fell pregnant, but she sadly was killed by a hyena. Tammy (on the left) eventually became the alpha female even though she was only two. Her alpha male was Twiza (not pictured) who sadly died this year.

    Prints will be on high-quality paper, 60cm on the longest edge, and signed by Nick. Each will be signed and numbered from a limited run of 50, come with a certificate of authentication, and will include a signed copy of Painted Wolves: A Wild Dog's Life.

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    A Remarkable Creature: Print

    A Remarkable Creature: Nicholas Dyer Print
    Tris of the Nyakasanga – Mana Pools

    This Picture opens the first chapter of the book. This is what Nick and Peter wrote:

    “On the opposite page stands a creature that most of the world doesn’t know exists and, of those that do, many don’t care. She is not a dog, she is not a wolf, she is not a hyena. She is, nevertheless, very special.
    Her name is Lycaon pictus and she is known as the wild dog, Cape hunting dog, African hunting dog and painted dog. She is also known as the painted wolf, which is the nearest translation to her scientific name and the label we choose to use.
    But more importantly, to us she is Tris of the Nyakasanga Pack who roams the Zambezi Valley – the daughter of Blacktip and Hornet and granddaughter of Tait and Jed. Like the rest of her pack she is a unique creature; individually patterned, with a distinct personality and well deserving of her own name.
    With so few left in the world, they are all important – every single wolf counts. Who knows what her future role might be in the regeneration of her species.
    To know them is to love them, and the purpose of our book is simply to share with you what we know, what we have seen and what we love.
    For those who have had the privilege of seeing painted wolves, we hope you are reminded of that special experience and that this book reignites joyful memories and tells you more about their lives.

    For those who have yet to experience this delight, we hope to show you that, in remote parts of the African continent, there lives a little-known animal that is very remarkable indeed.”

    Prints will be on high-quality paper, 60cm on the longest edge, and signed by Nick. Each will be signed and numbered from a limited run of 50, come with a certificate of authentication, and will include a signed copy of Painted Wolves: A Wild Dog's Life.

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    4 x Painted Wolves: A Wild Dog's Life

    Four first edition copies of Painted Wolves: A Wild Dog's Life by Nicholas Dyer and Peter Blinston.

    If there is one book that will let you into the secret world of the painted wolves, this is it, expertly narrated across 300 pages and illustrated with over 220 stunning images. All profits go to the Painted Wolf Foundation.

    RRP: £240

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    Remembering Great Apes – special event

    The Remembering Wildlife campaign has kindly donated two invitation-only tickets to the private viewing of the Remembering Great Apes Exhibition in London on the evening of 17 October, 2018.

    Remembering Great Apes is the third book in the highly acclaimed Remembering Wildlife series, which has so far raised more than £320,000 for conservation projects by featuring images donated by many of the world’s top wildlife photographers and this exhibition features images from the latest book in the series. Many of the contributing photographers will be in attendance along with the book’s editor Ian Redmond OBE and founder Margot Raggett. Drinks and canapes will be served.

    The reward also includes a signed first edition copy of Painted Wolves: A Wild Dog’s Life by Nicholas Dyer and Peter Blinston.

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    Helicopter over the Victoria Falls!

    Soar above Victoria Falls in a helicopter and experience this wonder of the world from above. The flight circles the Falls and explores the remarkable gorges that have been carved out by the ancient Zambezi River.

    This is a unique opportunity to photograph and video the mighty Victoria Falls from a completely different perspective.

    This reward is for two people on a 15-minute flight kindly donated by Bonisair.

    RRP: £240

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    5 x Painted Wolves: A Wild Dog's Life

    Five first edition copies of Painted Wolves: AWDL by Nicholas Dyer and Peter Blinston.

    If there is one book that will let you into the secret world of the painted wolves, this is it, expertly narrated across 300 pages and illustrated with over 220 stunning images. All profits go to the Painted Wolf Foundation.

    RRP: £300

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    Limited edition, signed by authors

    Numbers 81-90 of the limited ‘Collector's Edition’ of Painted Wolves: AWDL.

    These numbered editions are limited to 100 books and signed by both Nicholas Dyer and Peter Blinston. The cover of this unique edition is made of beautiful ‘bamboo’ paper with the titles elegantly embossed on the front. The book comes in its own ‘cassette’ showing the original cover image. A stunning gift or collector's piece.

    Only ten will ever be available at £275.

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    Feed the Wolves experience

    The Feed the Wolves experience at Paradise Wildlife Park allows you exclusive access to Hertfordshire's favourite family attraction before opening time. Following welcome drinks in the Discovery Centre a member of our large carnivore team will meet you and escort you to one of our two sets of wolves.

    Once positioned safely and the wolves are at ease, you will have the opportunity to hand feed them through the mesh of their enclosure.

    Throughout your experience our zookeepers will tell you interesting facts about the wolves at the zoo. They will inform you about important ongoing conservation work Paradise Wildlife Park contributes towards and how this helps to preserve wolves in the wild.

    This reward is for two people (must be over 16 years of age).

    RRP: £250

    With this reward you will also receive a first edition copy of Painted Wolves: A Wild Dog’s Life, signed by both authors Nicholas Dyer and Peter Blinston.

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    Painted wolf keeper for the day

    Take a friend and join the keepers at Port Lympne Reserve and spend a day looking after 3 packs of painted wolves. Duties will include: feeding, providing enrichment, cleaning enclosures, observations of the packs’ behavior, clearing brush and cutting back trees and digging out streams.

    This is a once-a-lifetime opportunity to go behind-the-scenes at one of the premiere wildlife sanctuaries in the UK, which is set in over 600 acres, and home to more than 40 painted dogs.

    The package is for a full-day experience for two people.

    With this reward you will also receive a first edition copy of Painted Wolves: A Wild Dog’s Life, signed by both authors Nicholas Dyer and Peter Blinston.

    If there is one book that will let you into the secret world of the painted wolves, this is it, expertly narrated across 300 pages and illustrated with over 220 stunning images. All profits go to the Painted Wolf Foundation.

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    Ahead of the Game: Nicholas Dyer Print

    Ahead of the Game: Nicholas Dyer Print
    Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018 - Finalist Picture

    A chance to own a signed copy of this incredible picture which is in the final of this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition.

    Prints will be on high-quality paper, 60cm on the longest edge, and signed by Nick. This reward will come with a certificate of authentication and a signed copy of Painted Wolves: A Wild Dog’s Life.

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    10 copies of the book!

    Buy ten copies of Painted Wolves: AWDL, by Nicholas Dyer and Peter Blinston.

    Perfect for a safari company for all your lodges, or to give as corporate gifts!

    If there is one book that will let you into the secret world of the painted wolves, this is it, expertly narrated across 300 pages and illustrated with over 220 stunning images. All profits go to the Painted Wolf Foundation.

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    Victoria Falls with Africa Albida

    Experience the glory of Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world! Stay at the exclusive Victoria Falls Safari Club. The premium product of the Africa Albida Tourism hospitality group, the Victoria Falls Safari Club sits on a plateau with uninterrupted views of the unspoilt bushveld and spectacular African sunsets, and offers luxurious and spacious accommodation as well as the opportunity to spot wildlife at a nearby waterhole. On the doorstep of the world-famous Victoria Falls, the Victoria Falls Safari Club is the perfect spot from which to explore this heavenly corner of Africa!

    RRP: £1,700

    This reward is for three nights at Victoria Falls Safari Club for two people sharing in a Club Room, including dinner and breakfast. Accommodation is subject to availability and valid until end of November 2019, and excludes Aug-Oct 2018, 21 Dec 2018-6 Jan 2019, 18-23 April 2019, July-Oct 2019. Does not include meals other than specified, activities, transfers, flights, national park entry fees.

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    Numbers 2-10, Limited Edition

    Numbers 2-10 of the ‘Collector's Edition’ of Painted Wolves: AWDL. These numbered editions are limited to 100 books and signed by both Nicholas Dyer and Peter Blinston. The cover of this unique edition is made of beautiful ‘bamboo’ paper with the titles elegantly embossed on the front. The book comes in its own ‘cassette’ showing the original cover image.

    A stunning gift or collector's piece.

    This will also include a ticket to either the WCN Expo 2018 on 13 October 2018 in San Francisco or the Tusk Conservation Lecture in London on 17 October 2018. Co-author Peter Blinston will be at both of these events, so you can have the chance to meet him and chat about his amazing work saving the painted wolves.

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    Victoria Falls with Wilderness Safaris

    Experience the glory of Victoria Falls with a two-night stay in Wilderness Safaris’ glorious Toka Leya camp in Zambia. Overlooking the mighty Zambezi River, Toka Leya is the perfect combination of relaxation and adventure; ideal for the beginning or the end of your African safari.

    RRP: £2,000

    The package includes two nights for two adults sharing, all meals, scheduled daily camp activities. The reward is valid for travel from 01 November 2018 through to 31 May 2019, excluding the festive period of 10 December 2018 through to 10 January 2019 as well as any other public holidays which fall within this calendar period. The reward is subject to availability at the time of booking and is not transferable or redeemable for cash. All international and regional scheduled commercial flights, insurances, park fees, and any other items of a personal nature are excluded from the reward.

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    Gonarezhou with Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge

    A stay with Chilo is a combination of serenity and adventure. Perched on the cliffs on the edge of the remote Gonarezhou National Park, Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge has all the luxuries you need, on the very doorstep of one of the great parks of Africa. Located on community land, the lodge combines conservation and community to bring you a unique safari experience.

    RRP: £2,700

    Three nights all inclusive stay at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge for two people. Includes all accommodation, meals and activities, plus taxes. Excludes transport costs to and from lodge, National Park fees and Community Levy
    Available any dates during 2019 except between 1st July to 30th Sept.

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    What's in a Name? by Lin Barrie

    Own the original of this incredible work by renowned wildlife artist, Lin Barrie. The painting was created FOR Painted Wolves: AWDL and is reproduced in the book.

    Lin Barrie is the world's foremost painted wolf artist, and her work is displayed in collections worldwide.

    Mixed media on Canvas
    3ft x 4ft
    RRP: £3,200

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    Hwange with Wilderness Safaris!

    Experience the wilderness of Hwange National Park with an exclusive safari with Wilderness Safaris! Experience Zimbabwe’s largest National Park, and Africa’s second largest population of African elephants. Hwange is also home to an impressive population of painted wolves, which are protected by Painted Dog Conservation’s ongoing work.

    RRP: over £6,000

    The package includes a total of four nights accommodation at any of the incredible Wilderness properties in Hwange, for two adults on a sharing basis. This includes Davisons Camp, Little Makalolo and the luxurious Linkwasha but is subject to availability.

    Includes all meals, scheduled daily camp activities. The reward is valid for travel from 01 November 2018 through to 31 May 2019, excluding the festive period of 10 December 2018 through to 10 January 2019 as well as any other public holidays which fall within this calendar period. The reward is subject to availability at the time of booking and is not transferable or redeemable for cash. All international and regional scheduled commercial flights, insurances, park fees, and any other items of a personal nature are excluded from the reward.

    Includes a first edition copy of Painted Wolves: A Wild Dog's Life (RRP: £60)

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    Sketch of Painted Wolves, David Shepherd

    A very special painted wolf sketch by legendary wildlife artist, the late David Shepherd, OBE FRSA.

    This lovely sketch of painted wolves is not currently available for sale anywhere else, but the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation has kindly donated 10 to our campaign.

    The sketches are 19cm x 12cm, and mounted measure 28cm x 21cm.

    Postage will be added on checkout.

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    Painted wolf crafted from snare wire

    A beautiful painted wolf sculpture, crafted at the Iganyana Art Centre in Dete, Zimbabwe, using the many wire snares collected by Painted Dog Conservation’s anti-poaching teams. The talented artists in Dete have turned something very negative into something truly beautiful. Positive recycling!

    RRP: £25

    Approximately 5 x 5 inches.

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    Painted wolf adoption programme!

    Adopt a painted wolf through David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation's "Adopt an African Painted Dog" programme. You will receive a beautiful mounted print of an exclusive sketch signed by Wildlife Artist of the Year Category Winner, Matthew Polluk, an adoption certificate, information about the history of the painted dog ambassador, Mana, as well as a photograph. You'll also receive a hand-crocheted painted wolf toy!

    RRP: £47

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    Painted Wolves: print, signed book

    David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation has kindly donated another 10 of the lovely sketches by legendary wildlife artists, the late David Shepherd, OBE FRSA. There are very few of this print run left and they are not available for sale anywhere else.

    With this reward you will also receive a first edition copy of Painted Wolves: A Wild Dog’s Life, signed by both authors Nicholas Dyer and Peter Blinston.

    If there is one book that will let you into the secret world of the painted wolves, this is it, expertly narrated across 300 pages and illustrated with over 220 stunning images. All profits go to the Painted Wolf Foundation.

    Postage will be added on checkout. Note: Shipping will be from the UK and the backer will be responsible for any local import duties or taxes.

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    Adopt a painted wolf, plus signed book

    Adopt a painted wolf through David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation's "Adopt an African Painted Dog" programme. You will receive a beautiful mounted print of an exclusive sketch signed by Wildlife Artist of the Year Category Winner, Matthew Polluk, an adoption certificate, information about the history of the painted dog ambassador, Mana, as well as a photograph. You'll also receive a hand-crocheted painted wolf toy!

    RRP £47

    This reward will also include a first edition copy of Painted Wolves: A Wild Dog’s Life, signed by Nicholas Dyer and Peter Blinston.

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    Limited edition, signed by authors

    Numbers 91 – 100 of the limited ‘Collector's Edition’ of Painted Wolves: AWDL.

    These numbered editions are limited to 100 books and signed by both Nicholas Dyer and Peter Blinston. The cover of this unique edition is made of beautiful ‘bamboo’ paper with the titles elegantly embossed on the front. The book comes in its own ‘cassette’ showing the original cover image. A stunning gift or collector's piece.

    Only ten will ever be available at £200.

    Postage will be added on checkout. Note: shipping will be from the UK and the backer will be responsible for any local import duties or taxes.

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    Painted wolves watercolour

    Own this beautiful framed watercolour of painted wolves by wildlife artist Ruth Backer Walton, kindly donated through the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation.

    The painting measures 69cm x 54cm.

    With this reward you will also receive a first edition copy of Painted Wolves: A Wild Dog’s Life, signed by both authors Nicholas Dyer and Peter Blinston.

    If there is one book that will let you into the secret world of the painted wolves, this is it, expertly narrated across 300 pages and illustrated with over 220 stunning images. All profits go to the Painted Wolf Foundation.

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    Painted wolf keeper for the day!

    Take a friend and join the keepers at Port Lympne Reserve and spend a day looking after three packs of painted wolves. Duties will include: feeding, providing enrichment, cleaning enclosures, observations of the packs’ behaviour, clearing brush and cutting back trees and digging out streams.

    This is a unique opportunity to go behind-the-scenes at one of the premiere wildlife sanctuaries in the UK, which is set in over 600 acres, and home to more than 40 painted wolves.

    The package is for a full-day experience for two people.

    RRP: £400

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    Painted wolf sculpture, Julie Wilson

    Julie Wilson, sculptor and partner artist of the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation, handcrafts her extraordinary pieces from stoneware clay using slab building techniques. Her creations are highly detailed, textured and very natural, thanks to her use of oxide and ceramic pigments.

    Julie has donated this very special painted wolf to our campaign, roughly measuring 18” in height.

    RRP: £450

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    Track painted wolves in Hwange

    Go out with the Painted Dog Conservation (PDC) team and track the painted wolves in and around Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe. Be part of the important monitoring work that is so critical to the survival of the painted wolves.

    RRP: £2,700

    Includes five nights for two people staying at PDC, going out to track the painted wolves every morning and evening.

    Includes all meals at PDC. Does not include International Airfare to Zimbabwe or ground transfers from Victoria Falls International Airport. Does not include National Parks fees. Dates must be agreed with PDC.

    Includes a first edition copy of Painted Wolves: A Wild Dog's Life (RRP: £60)

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    Thinking Mopani Thoughts, Lin Barrie

    Own this special original painted wolf painting by renowned wildlife artist Lin Barrie.

    Lin Barrie is the world's foremost painted wolf artist, and her work is displayed in collections worldwide.

    Acrylic painting on canvas
    3ft x 4ft
    RRP £3,200

    Includes a signed copy of Painted Wolves: A Wild Dog's Life.

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    Number 1, Limited Edition

    Number 1 of the limited ‘Collector's Edition’ of Painted Wolves: AWDL. These numbered editions are limited to 100 books and signed by both Nicholas Dyer and Peter Blinston with a personal note to the buyer. The cover of this unique edition is made of beautiful ‘bamboo’ paper with the titles elegantly embossed on the front. The book come in its own ‘cassette’ showing the original cover image.

    A stunning gift or collector's piece.

    This will also include a ticket to either the WCN Expo 2018 on 13 October 2018 in San Francisco or the Tusk Conservation Lecture in London on 17 October 2018.

    This book will also come with a signed print of any of Nicholas Dyer’s photographs, printed on high quality photographic paper 60cm on the longest edge. To be ordered and delivered once choice has been made.

    Postage will be added on checkout. Note: shipping will be from the UK and the backer will be responsible for any local import duties or taxes.

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    Mana Pools with Nick Dyer and ABC

    This is a totally unique safari offering, created for this Kickstarter campaign.

    Be one of the first to experience the exclusive brand-new camp in the Nyamatusi area of Mana Pools National Park, with Nicholas Dyer as your photographic guide. Learn how to track and photograph wildlife on foot, including lions and painted wolves.

    African Bush Camps' top-end, luxurious Nyamatusi Camp, in the heart of the wilderness of Mana Pools National Park, is in one of the last remaining wild frontiers of Africa.

    Be one of the first guests to experience the camp, and explore this glorious wilderness with Nicholas Dyer, award-winning wildlife photographer, as your photographic guide.

    RRP: £9,000

    The package includes a total of five nights accommodation for two adults on a sharing basis.

    Includes all meals and scheduled daily camp activities. Excludes National Parks fees, international flights and transfers into Mana Pools National Park. Only available from April, 2019.

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