For Immediate Release
CCF WINS TOSCO CLEAN-UP CONTEST
Otjiwarongo – 2 June 2018 – The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) is the winner of the National Clean-up Contest, organised by Tourism Supporting Conservation (TOSCO), on 25th May 2018. TOSCO announced this on their Facebook page on 29th May 2018.
As part of its educational programmes, CCF staff with the help of 126 students, and three teachers from three different high schools in Otjiwarongo, picked up litter along the D2440 road. This road leads to the dumpsite, and unfortunately a lot of the litter from the dumpsite gets blown and caught up in the bushes along this road. This is the same road international visitors use to get to CCF.
CCF staff, students and teachers, filled approximately 250 bags with litter, making them the group with the highest turn out (130 total), with the highest number of bags filled, and therefore the winners of the TOSCO contest. The bags and gloves were donated by TOSCO as well as the Municipality of Otjiwarongo.
The 25th May was set aside by HE the president, Dr Hage Geingob as National Clean-up day with a call to all Namibians to clean up their communities, and surroundings.
CCF attended and received their price at the just ended Tourism Expo, which took place in Windhoek.
Cheetah Conservation Fund
Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) is the global leader in research and conservation of cheetahs. CCF is a Namibian non-profit trust dedicated to saving the cheetah in the wild. CCF believes that understanding the cheetah’s biology, ecology and interactions with people is essential to conserve the cheetah in the wild. The strategy is a three-pronged process of research, conservation and education, beginning with long-term studies to understand and monitor the factors affecting the cheetah’s survival. Results are used to develop conservation policies and programmes. CCF works with local, national and international communities to raise awareness, communicate and educate. Visit www.cheetah.org for more info.
Annetjie Siyaya – Research and Education Manager – firstname.lastname@example.org