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Protect a Pride

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[p]By donating to [b]Protect a Pride[/b] you will be helping AfriCat North in Namibia to keep the lions roaming free, and the farmers' livestock safe. Together [b]we can[/b] make a difference. The funds raised are used to support the local Lion Guards, the Lion research team, and to provide the resources needed to run the education programme and build kraals. [/p][p][b]Protect a Pride[/b] campaign focuses on: reducing livestock losses to predators; GPS-Satellite collaring of a number of lions in order to monitor movement patterns and to offer farmers an Early-Warning System; improving livestock protection and encouraging greater tolerance towards carnivores, through Conservation Education[/p][p]The GPS-Satellite collars[b][i] [/i][/b]are programmed to send an [i]'alert notification[/i]' to a mobile phone, informing the AfriCat North Team of the lion's location should it be within an identified ‘danger-zone'. An 'alert message' is then sent via text to the farmer who may have livestock in or close to, the 'danger-zone'. The farmer then has the option to make sure that his/her livestock are brought to safety in the numerous kraals built by AfriCat, in the so-called 'Hotspots'.[/p][p]Oftentimes, the mobile network is too weak or the farmer lives in a remote area where there is no phone 'coverage' - if this is the case, our team of [url=http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/africatlionguards][b]AfriCat Lion Guards[/b][/url][b] [/b](AfriCat Response Team) will drive to the location, warning the affected farmer of the pending danger to his livestock. Should the lions be in close proximity to villages and kraals (bomas), the Lion Guard Team will remain in the area to drive them off, using strong lights, noise and other non-lethal methods. Listen to Jackson and Scott, two of the AfriCat Lion Guards, [url=https://vimeo.com/298146128]talking[/url] about their work[/p][p]If the lions migrate from the Protected Areas such as Etosha National Park and the Hobatere Concession, then the AfriCat Lion Guard teams are up all night and often during the following day, tracking the lions to ensure that they move back into the safe-zone.[/p][p]Meet some of the Lions[b]:[/b] Sores is the current, territorial male who is known to be the father of the five cubs of the Hobatere North Pride, and the new cubs (number unknown) of the Etosha Roadside Pride which has three females. In 2018 the Hobatere North Pride consists of Sidatiae, Naleli with 2 male-cubs born January 2018 and Black-Nose with 3 cubs (one male + 2 females), born May 2018.[/p][p]It’s rather scary to be told that in Namibia, there are thought to be less than 1,000 lions left and throughout Africa, there are now more black and white rhino’s in the wild than lions! With your support we can make a difference and enable AfriCat's Human Wildlife mitigation work to continue and develop so that farmers, livestock and the lions are all kept safe. Namibia is thought to be only one of two areas where lions numbers are not declining - help us keep it that way. [/p][p]Dedicated to the protection and conservation of the Namibian lion (Panthera leo), AfriCat Foundation has its headquarters in central Namibia, which focuses on island bound Leopard, Cheetah, Brown Hyena Pangolin and Aardvark research. The northern project, known as AfriCat North, is located along the south western border of the Etosha National Park and plays a vital role in supporting Environmental Education, Farmer-Predator Conflict Mitigation (Human-Wildlife Conflict Mitigation) and Research & Monitoring Programmes, in the Kunene Region of Namibia.[/p][p][i]Lion Guards & GPS-Satellite collars keep Lions alive and farmers, with their livestock, safe.[/i][/p][p][b]PLEASE HELP US TO [i]PROTECT A PRIDE...[/i][/b][/p][p][b]Thank you[/b][/p][p]The funds raised will go to AfriCat North - all UK staff are volunteers.[/p][p]Further information [url=http://www.africat.co.uk/]www.africat.co.uk[/url]. email info-uk@ [url=http://africat.org/]africat.org[/url][/p]
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