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AfriCat North

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Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

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Team story

[p]AfriCat North – working to conserve lions and support local Communities [/p][p]With less than 900 lions left in Namibia AfriCat North, based on the Western Borders of Etosha National Park, is the hub of AfriCat’s work to help reduce the human wildlife conflict so that both the lions and the communal farmers can thrive. [/p][p][b]The AfriCat Lion Guards[/b] are key players in the conservation effort supporting communal farmers through the livestock protection programme designed to help with human-wildlife conflict resolution[i].[/i] The success, all be it slow, has been achieved though collaboration and offering part-time employment to these locally elected 'Lion Guards'. These are dedicated community members are elected by their Conservancies, essentially carrying the message of Conservation from the highest authorities to the farmer. The current four men German, Jackson, Titus and Kandavii encourage and guide communal farmers to adopt the AfriCat Livestock Protection programme: identify priority villages for kraal-building, patrol fences, help with the education process work with the AfriCat team when collaring lions in the area; share the information with their communities on lion locations from the GPS collars; help with the maintenances & strengthening of kraals; monitor & report poaching and other illegal activities .The project and work of the Lion Guards has seen a reduction in the farmer’s losses to lion predation and in the numbers of lions shot. The success, all be it slow, has been achieved though collaboration.[/p][p]The [b]Lion Research Project[/b] based in the Hobatere concession area that boarders Etosha National Park has collared several individual lions in the vicinity. The GPS collars have provided invaluable data in terms of the lion’s home ranges, the number and frequency of their excursions in and out of communal lands and the park, diet, and social structure. The data gathered is being used to help local farmers and communities know when the lions are near their village. [/p][p][b]Onguta School Community Support[/b] thanks to the generosity of AfriCat supporters work has started on Phase One on the new school in the Ehirovipuka Conservancy which is to build new classrooms to replace tattered army tents. The community have been actively involved in all aspects choosing the site, preparing the ground and with its design and useage. Phase Two of the project is to build accommodation for staff, a community meeting area and kitchen. [/p][p]‘[b]Conservation through education’[/b] is seen as essential if long term sustainability is to be achieved. AfriCat North offers school groups from Namibia and the UK the chance to undertake practical projects such as building kraals or lion research work as part of the Environmental Education programmes that include time at AfriCat HQ[/p][p][b]Funds are needed to support these programmes. [/b]For example to: pay the Lion Guards, pay for the lights around the kraals, buy GPS collars, meet darting expenses, run the vehicles, buy materials for the kraals, help build the local community school. The funds go direct to AfriCat North via Tusk Trust- all UK staff are volunteers. [/p][p]Further information [url=http://www.africat.co.uk/]www.africat.co.uk[/url] email info-uk@ africat.org [/p][p][b]Tusk Trust[/b] is a long-term supporter of the AfriCat Foundation and they are kindly helping us with this appeal. The funds raised through this page will go directly from Tusk to AfriCat North in Namibia. For more details of the Tusk Trust see [url=http://www.tusk.org/]www.tusk.org[/url][/p][p][br][/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

10 Aug 2019


AfriCat UK

AfriCat UK

Tusk Trust

Tusk Trust




£35.00 plus £8.75 Gift Aid



£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid



Love the work you are doing and wish you great success.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid



£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid



lets work together on world lion day to protect both lions and livestock

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid



So pleased to be made aware of your work through Chris Packham

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid



Good luck with your work

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