Population management: removal to captive facility

The removal of free-ranging or managed metapopulation wild dogs to captive facilities is not recommended. Sufficient genetic diversity can be found within the national captive population and there is currently no need for additional, wild caught individuals to supplement these facilities.
In some cases, the capture and removal of wild dogs from a free-ranging situation is unavoidable to mitigate potential conflict and should be carried out in consultation with the WAG to find a potentially suitable metapopulation reserve for relocation. In other cases however, following outreach work, landowners may be persuaded to tolerate Wild Dogs on their land. A clear policy on the circumstances in which capture and removal of wild dogs from ranch land is acceptable is to be developed.