AfriCat UK

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Our vision statement is "Conservation, Education and Community Enhancement". We predominantly support and raise awareness of the AfriCat Foundation which is in Namibia

The AfriCat Foundation was set up in the early 1990's.  The HQ is based at Okonjima, a private, 200km² nature reserve, 50 kilometers south of Otjiwarongo in central Namibia, and the AfriCat North base borders, western Etosha National Park.

AfriCat has grown significantly since it first began work to help to keep Namibia's populations of the large carnivors running free, but has remianed true to its principles and mission. Its key threads are research, animal welfare, human-wildlfie mitigation, education, community support and working with others to achieve goals. Over time its has become clear to keep the large carnivors living wild 'education' is a key element to the long-term conservation and the enhancement of the surrounding communities.

In the nature reserve at Okonjima, AfriCat runs a number of research and rehabitation programmes as well as caring for the cats unable to be returned to the wild. It is possible to visit the work of AfriCat by staying at Okonjima or visiting for the day. Those staying have the chance to track many of the large carnivors who, being habitiated to vehicles/people and wearing collars for monitoring purposes, provide great opportunities to watch these magnificant animals going about thier daily lives. The ambassador cats who cannot be released into the park, provide close up photographic opportunties as well as a chance to learn more about the AfriCat story.  

AfriCat North based on the western boundary of Etosha National Park is home to the AfriCat's work with lions and the communities where they roam. Here the central theme of conservation through education is evident with the range of programmes designed to reduce the number of lions killed by farmers who do so generally to protect thier livestock. Research and has enabled us to develop solutions that reduce the losses. Our programme recruits and employs elected members of the communities to help provide solutions to mitigate livestock lossess. AfriCat supports initiatives for community enhancement. 

It is possible to support the work of AfriCat in different ways and for specific porjects or to sponsor a cat. Current key projects inlcude the Africat Lion Guards, the second stage of Onguta School project and the Mobile Vet Clinic - for details see Campaigns   

In the UK AfriCat is a small team of volunteers. Please feel free to contact us by email us on and check out the websites. We do put on events and are keen to hear from those willing to help us with ideas and/or fundraising. You can support individual projects, animals or provde funds for general use. 

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