THE AFRICAT FOUNDATION
CONSERVATION, EDUCATION
AND COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT


"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 UK

AfriCat UK is a registered charity whose vision statement is "Conservation, Environmental Education, Research and Community Enhancement". We predominantly support and raise awareness of the AfriCat Foundation (a registered Namibian not for profit organisation).

AfriCat Foundation HQ is based at Okonjima www.okonjima.com, a private, 200km² nature reserve, 50 kilometers south of Otjiwarongo in central Namibia, and the AfriCat North base borders, western Etosha National Park. The AfriCat Foundation was founded in the early 90's and formally registered as a non-profit organisation in August 1993.

AfriCat has since grown significantly and what started out primarily as a welfare organisation has over the years identified the need to include a focus on child and adult education and research as being essential to accomplishing our mission - the long-term conservation of Namibia's large carnivores and the enhancement of the surrounding communities.
 



AfriCat UK News


AfriCat UK is at the Big Cat Sanctuary in Kent. Open Days 24th to 28th July 2019



AfriCat UK is delighted to attend the Open Days at the Big Cat Sanctuary. We look forward to seeing those lucky enough to have tickets!

You will find us near the Amur Leopards.
We have a Prize Draw, a quiz with a small prize and other activities as well as goods for sale and information available.

See you there.


AfriCat UK at Blair Drummond Safari Park July 2019


AfriCat UK had a great welcome back from the Education Team and the keepers at Blair Drummond Safari Park. For the 2nd year running the staff at Blair Drummond are raising funds for the AfriCat North Lion Project through their Link to the Wild.

 AfriCat Uk at Blair Drummond Safari Park

Blair Drummond keepers and staff select projects that help the wild counterparts of the ‘at risk in the wild’ species within the Safari Park. 
Last year they raised £1500 for a lion collar and hope to raise a similar amount this year.

If you are in the area, then it’s a great place to visit and spend the day.

For more photos and if you would like to read more about the benefits of collaring lions and what is involved click here.


Leap for Lions June 22nd 

What you can do for AfriCat!

AfriCat would love to hear from you if you are considering an event for charity.

Jack and Janet conquered their fears and ‘Leapt for Lions’ jumping out of a plane at 10,000 feet, free falling for 30sec and then a gentle glide down while having a go at steering the chute with stunning views of Salisbury plains.

For those looking for evidence the pictures tell the story and do not forget you can still sponsor.

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/LeapforLions

 AfriCat Uk leap for lions to raise money


PROTECT OUR PRIDE

AfriCat UK has been delighted with the response to Protect our Pride and many thanks for all the kind donations. We have very nearly reached the target set which was to enable the team to meet the costs of collaring and monitoring a lion for about 6 months. One of the roadside pride lionesses was recently successfully collared after a number of unsuccessful  attempts. Lions have a mind of their own and do not always make life easy for the collaring team.

For the lions to continue to thrive alongside the local farmers funds are still needed to sustain the work, collar additional lions and keep the lions and farmers safe.  To make a donation please click this link Protect our Pride. For those of you that saw the Dynasties Lion episode which showed the effects of poisoning on the lion family you will know how vitally important it is to work with local communities so that incidents of poisoning, trapping and shooting are reduced and ultimately eliminated. This is what AfriCat strives to do.   

 protect our pride campaign for giving tuesday


The Protect Our Pride Campaign focuses on:

  • Reducing losses to predators
  • GPS-Satellite collaring a number of lions in order to monitor movement patterns and to offer farmers an Early-Warning System, 
  • Improving on livestock protection and encouraging greater tolerance towards carnivores, through Conservation Education

You donation you will help pay for:

  • a GPS collar
  • the costs for collaring a lion
  • AfriCat Lion Guards
  • The Lion Protection Programme
  • Lion Research Project

To support this project click on the following link: #Protect our Pride

 

 

AfriCat North’s work with Communal Conservancies is an opportunity to transform livelihoods.

READ MORE ABOUT THE WORK OF AFRICAT NORTH: The role of the AfriCat Lion Guards keepers of the wild is central and key to AfriCat overall success.  The goal is to increase the number of lion guards and donations really help AfriCat and the community work together for the benefit of all.

More information can be found at AfriCat: Lion Guards

WHO IS TAMMY HOTH-HANSSEN ?

Director of the AfriCat Foundation, Tammy runs the AfriCat North projects based along the South Western Boundary of Etosha National Park, Namibia. With a deep passion for wildlife since childhood, it is her wish to spread this love and dedication for our natural world far and wide. This is the story of a woman trying to ensure our Namibian carnivores, especially the Lion, have a future!

 

 

 

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