Another successful Anglo American Sponsored weekend completed!!
This time around we had 5 schools from Hardap region with a total of 45 learners and 3 teachers. Learners got a chance to see CCF’s integrated approach to the conservation of cheetahs in Namibia. They were exposed to different departments at CCF like the genetics department, husbandry department, small stock and livestock guardian dog department, the garden and tourism department.
For many learners it was the first time to see a cheetah, and to come to Northern Namibia.
We want to thank Mr Peter Jarman for sponsoring the transport costs for these learners and making this trip possible. Special thanks also goes out to Joe-Brown, who is a Namibian intern from NUST, and Noelle Huget from the Northern University in San Jose for sharing their CCF’s internship experiences with the learners. We know that the valuable conservation lessons learned at CCF will resonate far into the future of the cheetahs.
Conservation Training and Mentorship programme
CCF also held Conservation Training and Mentorship programmes (in partnership with Angle American) for two schools from Ponhofi Secondary and Udjombala Secondary, which included 42 learners and 4 Teachers. They saw and learned first hand what the Ecology, Tourism, LGD and Scat dog departments are doing in working towards the survival of the Cheetah in the wild.
The learners where inspired by the presentation of 2 interns Lydia Dorian (Ecology), Matt (LGD) on their internship experiences and how much CCF has taught them and the importance of it.
They also heard a presentation by Charles a working guest from Dallas Zoo on how a zoo are also in the forefronts of conservation of species in the wild, all the participants where amazed to learn about zoo’s as Namibia does not have any.
CCF Conservation Training and Mentorship program have truly bridged the the gap between the participants and Conservationist to be inspired to pursue careers in protection of our Biodiversity.