The AfriCat Foundation
Why we need your help
We hope that all is well with you in this strange new world in which we find ourselves. This worldwide Covid 19 pandemic has brought many challenges to us all and finding the way through will take initiative and effort. It is causing hardship for many, including conservation organisations that are funded through tourism.
The AfriCat Foundation is in urgent need of support. The reason? With no tourism in the country and guests staying at Okonjima there is no income to meet the essential costs of keeping the animals safe and well.
Okonjima the home of the AfriCat Foundation is closed for the foreseeable future – they have been told not to expect visitors for about 12 months. With no income many staff have had to be laid off and most have returned to their home villages. To keep AfriCat and Okonjima Nature Reserve functional some work must continue – the fences need to be checked, the ambassador cats fed, the bookings and queries answered, the research animals monitored and the security maintained. The staff still working at Okonjima have agreed to a 80% pay cut (with accommodation and food) in order to help keep the project running.
For those of us who have stayed at Okonjima or care about the ambassador cat, support the environmental education programme, want to help the research effort into pangolin, aardvark, leopards and hyenas and maintain the park then please consider a donation. The message from the AfriCat Foundation is simple please help to keep us alive and the Okonjima Nature Reserve functioning so all the hard work over the last 28-30 years is not lost.
Check out the Namibian Conservation First Covid Chronicles on Youtube, then have a think what could you do to help raise funds! We know it is a tough time here in the UK for many people too but anything we can do to provide support will make a big difference- with many thanks
AfriCat UK team
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