If you are a dog lover, then this could be the gift for you.
Research suggests the African Hunting Dog, or Painted Hunting Dog, as it is also known, is in serious threat of extinction. It is estimated that fewer than 6,000 free-ranging hunting dogs remain in Africa.
Human activities have led to the fragmentation of their habitat, which isolates small groups of dogs from the rest of their pack. When this happens the population of dogs is less likely to recover from the infectious diseases that often beset them.
It has never been more important to protect this dwindling species through adoption or sponsorship. And you can do so today through the WWF , quickly and easily online, giving a great gift to the dog lover in your life at the same time.
The WWF  is dedicated to nurturing and protecting endangered species of animals from all over the world. Their website offers you the opportunity to contribute to the welfare of many different species that desperately need protection. Through its animal adoption and sponsorship scheme, the WWF returns endangered animals to safe, natural habitats.
Adopt or sponsor an animal today, and help them do their vital work. Adopting an animal in this way is also a creative and worthwhile ethical gift for family or friends whether it be for Christmas, a birthday or even as a creative wedding gift.