AFRICAT - VIDEOS

 

AfriCat Lion Guardians
GPS Tracking Collars and the Early-Warning System can protect Lions & keep Livestock Safe, in the joint-hands of Farmers & the AfriCat Lion Guard Team.

AfriCat Uk Chairman David Farquharson
As an organisation dedicated to recognising, analysing and producing solutions to Namibian conservation challenges, The AfriCat Foundation works alongside NGOs, committed individuals, collaborating scientists, conservation authorities, and farming communities in an effort to fulfil its strategy for success.
AfriCat Short Overview
As an organisation dedicated to recognising, analysing and producing solutions to Namibian conservation challenges, The AfriCat Foundation works alongside NGOs, committed individuals, collaborating scientists, conservation authorities, and farming communities in an effort to fulfil its strategy for success.
Okonjima - Home of The AfriCat Foundation 2016
Situated halfway between Namibia’s capital city, Windhoek, and the Etosha National Park, the private 55,000 acres / 200km²/20,000 ha. Okonjima Nature Reserve has some of the best accommodation in Namibia, but the unequivocal highlight has to be the cheetah and leopard safaris.
Namibian safaris are magnificent and, as The AfriCat Foundation rehabilitates cheetahs, wild dogs, and hyaenas, there are unlimited opportunities to see these beautiful carnivores in their natural environment within the huge Okonjima Nature Reserve.
Interview with Tammy about the AfriCat Foundation.
Tammy Hoth-Hanssen, Director AfriCat Foundation - is the public face of the Foundation in Namibia and internationally. Tammy's passion for wildlife and the 'bush' started out on the family farm in the rugged Khomas Hochland (the Highlands south-west of Windhoek) and grew to become a passion when her parents and siblings moved to Okonjima, where AfriCat was born. After studies in Botany, Zoology and a teaching career, she left urban life for the wilderness of Namibia's north-west where Tammy and her family bought a family livestock farm. Sharing a common border with the Etosha National Park, they found themselves within the human-wildlife conflict zone, losing large numbers of livestock to lions and spotted hyaena. AfriCat North was established, aimed at finding solutions to this farmer-predator stalemate.
AfriCat's Environmental Education Programme.
Environmental Education: - "Ultimately conservation is about people. If you don't have sustainable development around wildlife parks -- then the people will have no interest in them and the parks will not survive." Nelson Mandela AfriCat provides Environmental Education programmes for the youth of Namibia by guiding them towards a greater understanding of the natural world and the importance of wildlife conservation -- our main objective, promoting predator and environmental awareness among Namibian youth. After many years of working with the farming community it became clear that youth education was vital to the long-term conservation of large carnivores. The AfriCat Environmental Education Programme aims to inform and empower Namibia's youth about large carnivores, conservation and the Namibian environment.
AfriCat founder, Wayne Hanssen talks 'Grassland-science'!
FILMED AND EDITED BY ITV, UK - © itv 2010. Taking Care of the Land: Wayne Hanssen leads the Okonjima team in a tourism venture that offers their guests 'authenticity' and 'luxury'. Funds are used for 'conservation', 'environmental education' and 'social responsibility'.
HIS PASSION: Is grassland science.
HIS DREAM: To turn Okonjima's 55 000acres of Nature Reserve into what it once looked like, before man destroyed it due to a lack of understanding the fragile nature of our environment.
HIS WISH: Is for the next generation that hold the future of this land in their hands, to learn from our mistakes and to 'BE the change they wish to see' in this beautiful country, Namibia!
AfriCat Annual Dental Procedures and Veterinary Assistance.
FILMED AND EDITED BY ITV, UK - © itv 2010.
Each year, the AfriCat Team including supporting Veterinarians, successfully undertake a Dental Check on the resident cheetah, leopard, lion & wild dog at our Carnivore Care Centre based in the Okonjima Nature Reserve. This way, AfriCat's welfare, rehabilitation & carnivore programmes can assist long-term carnivore research, adding to the over-all conservation of the species. Also, when a carnivore is injured at AfriCat or in the Okonjima Nature Reserve -- local vets assist wherever they can with emergencies.
Leopard Collaring
Filmed by Wild Dog Productions Pty.
Mafana, a large male leopard in the Okonjima Nature Reserve, was always eluding rangers who needed to put a collar on him.
MJ The Leopard Has A Dental Check
Filmed by Wild Dog Productions Pty.
Health Check And Radio Collar for one of AfriCat's Rehabilitated Cheetahs
Filmed by Wild Dog Productions Pty.