The distribution map below shows a mosaic of national parks and reserves in Kenya in relation to the survey area outlined in red. African wild dogs are protected in those parks and reserves in which they are found. Because they range widely, however, they often move outside them, coming into conflict with people. Where possible, wildlife corridors between parks and reserves need to be created. These corridors would serve to buffer potential conflict with humans and contribute to gene flow by enabling wildlife in general to find mates and access food and water resources. Connectivity is essential to achieving global conservation goals.