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Botswana (2010)

Cheetah Conservation Botswana Community Outreach and Education Program

Klein Rebecca

Titre : Cheetah Conservation Botswana Community Outreach and Education Program

Pays : Botswana

Zone d’intervention : Jwana Game Park, Jwaneng,Mokolodi Nature Reserve,Ghanzi ranchlands

Date : 1st May 2011 – 31st April 2012

Bénéficiaire : Klein Rebecca

Botswana has one of the last viable, free-ranging populations in the world. Cheetah Conservation Botswana (CCB) is a long term conservation program focusing on reducing human predator conflict and improving the attitudes of rural communities and their methods of predator control. Cheetahs are wide ranging, low density predators which require huge areas to survive. Protected areas are not sufficient to conserve adequate populations. Therefore, conservation of the cheetah and all of Botswana’s predators, depends on the attitudes and actions of these farming communities. Through research, community outreach and education, CCB works to ensure the survival of Africa’s free ranging cheetah and its habitat, ensuring the spirit of the Kalahari, its wildlife and culture, remains for future generations.

Research – gather baseline and ongoing data about cheetah and other predators in Botswana in order to influence attitudes and actions and assess current farm management strategies and community perceptions.
Community Outreach – increase the understanding and importance of cheetahs and other predators amongst rural farming communities and promote the use of sustainable farm management practices to facilitate co-existence with predator species. _Education – teach Botswana’s future farmers and other citizens that healthy ecosystems include cheetahs and other predators, while building capacity in schools to teach predator conservation.

Financement  : £5992

The Rufford Foundation

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