AFRICAT NEWS - WHAT'S BEEN HAPPENING AT AFRICAT UK, OKONJIMA AND THE NAMIBIAN LION TRUST
Lion Whisperer Volunteers to work with AfriCat
AfriCat works where human/lion conflict is at its greatest, an age-old story throughout Africa where communities are going about their traditional farming methods on the fringes of wilderness areas. The work is in remote areas and offers up incredibly difficult conditions for communities trying to protect their livestock from predators. It is here, from the field base at AfriCat North, where various programmes mitigate the conflict between the two. These projects are dependent on the generosity of sponsors and donors, and one of these is the Kevin Richardson Foundation. Kevin recently visited the AfriCat Foundation at Okonjima and further afield, met with the AfriCat North Lion Guards, who dedicate their time and energy to promoting greater tolerance and co-existence on communal farmland adjacent to protected areas such as the Etosha National Park and the Hobatere Concession.
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Walk 4 Wildlife
Three intrepid AfriCat supporters braved the elements and took part in the Walk 4 Wildlife 2017 Night Walk in the New Forest that began at 10pm on Saturday evening 28th October and went through to 6am on Sunday morning. That was the time that it took to complete the 20 miles through England's newest National Park. Georgina, Andrea and Janet at the beginning of their 20 mile walk. The three were all raising money for AfriCat. Andrea and Janet had both grown up in the New Forest and felt it was the natural place for them to take part in the Walk 4 Wildlife 2017. Walk 4 Wildlife 2017 organised a number of events throughout the country for wildlife charities to raise money and publicity for them.
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