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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 in Namibia to keep the lions roaming free, and the farmers' livestock safe. Together [b]we can[/b] make a difference. Having raised the funds to be able to meet all the expenditure needed to successfully 'collar a lion' we now want to raise the funds to build a kraal to protect the livestock and support the team of Lion Guards for a month. This will help to ensure the long term sustainability of the lion prides in the area. [/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. [/p][p][url=https://africat.org/][b]The AfriCat Foundation[/b][/url] is committed to the long-term conservation of Namibia's large Carnivores. Its' mission is to make a significant contribution to conservation through education. AfriCat will continue to strive towards ensuring the long term survival of Namibia's predators in their natural habitat. In analysing the threats, AfriCat recognises that success depends on education, both of the younger and school aged generation, and also of the young farmers whose actions will determine the future of the land on which they live.[/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 cheetah rehabilitation, island bound leopard and Brown Hyena 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 with go direct to AfriCat North via Tusk Trust- all UK staff are volunteers. [/p][p]A certificate with photo will be sent (via email) to those who donate £10 or more but we do need your email address to do so![/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][p][b]Tusk Trust[/b] has been a long-term supporter of the AfriCat Foundation. They are kindly helping us with this appeal. The funds raised through this page will go directly from Tusk to AfriCat in Namibia. For more details of the Tusk Trust see [url=http://www.tusk.org/]www.tusk.org[/url][/p]
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29 Oct 2019


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Dec 11, 2018


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Dec 11, 2018


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Nov 30, 2018


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