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January 11, 2017 ~ join us at a Special Event to learn about the

Conservation of the Painted Dog and

Sustainable Tourism in Zimbabwe

And …  our 2017 trip to Zimbabwe support these efforts!



Two special guest speakers, Carrie Culp, Executive Director and Founder of the Endangered Canid Project, and Mark Butcher, Director of Imvelo Safari Lodges in Zimbabwe will give an engaging presentation on what efforts are being taken to help conserve the species, as well address how community-based tourism has benefited the protection of the dog.

With the help of Mark and Carrie, we will also review our 2017 itinerary for Zimbabwe Safari and Painted Dog Adventures and learn more about how we can contribute to this worthy cause to help protect the Painted Dogs.

Event Details


When:   January 11, 2017 6-8 pm

Where: Bellevue Impact Hub, Room 125, 555 116th St., Suite 125, Bellevue

RSVP:    Tickets available via EventBrite. You can also email us at: or call 206-890-3442 (We expect this event to sell out!) 

Please also consider a small donation in support of the Painted Dog Research Trust USA.

About our Guest Speakers and their organizations:


Carrie Culp, Executive Director and Founder of the Painted Dog Research Trust USA

Carrie founded Endangered Canid Project (ECP) to help with the conservation of African painted dogs and animals that share their environment, and to create awareness in the United States about their plight.


ECP was created to support African painted dog scientific research, educational outreach, educational opportunities for college and graduate students, and environmental and wildlife conservation efforts. ECP seeks to undertake projects that benefit conservation and benefit college students education in STEM-related curriculum.  Learn more about Carrie and ECP here.


Mark Butcher, Managing Director of Imvelo Safari Lodges


Mark Butcher, or "Butch" is a Zimbabwean Professional Guide, a former game ranger and a pioneer of community-based tourism in Zimbabwe.  His lifelong passion for Hwange – it’s elephants, wildlife and communities – forms the cornerstone of Imvelo Safari Lodges. 


Imvelo Safari Lodges operates six lodges in the Victoria Falls and Hwange National Park areas - Gorges Lodge and Zambezi Sands River Camp in the Victoria Falls area; Camelthorn Lodge, Nehimba Lodge, Bomani Tented Lodge and Jozibanini Camp in Hwange. Gorges, Bomani, and Camelthorn are built on the borders of National Parks on land that belongs to local village communities. Learn more about Mark and Imvelo here.

July/August 2017 Trip Information



In July/August of 2017, journey with Global Family Travels to Zimbabwe on our Painted Dog Conservation Adventure and Safari.   In addition to contributing to the conservation of the Painted Dog, you will be immersed in the natural wonders and spectacular views of Victoria Falls, the Zambezi River, and the Batoka Gorge, while discovering the extraordinary wildlife thriving in the Hwange and Mana Pools national parks.  To learn more about the trip and to download a detailed itinerary, visit our website page!

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