We work with our conservation partners in Africa to preserve the lives and habitats of cheetah, leopard and lion.
Our aim is to protect lions from the ever increasing human-wildlife conflict issue. We work with a dedicated team in Kenya called Light for Life, who install LED (Lion Entry Deterrent) Systems on livestock bomas (enclosures) in remote villages. LED Systems consist of solar powered flashing lights which come on at sunset and turn off at sunrise. These flashing lights work as a very successful deterrent system for lions and other predators looking for an easy meal, saving their lives from retaliatory killings and keeping villagers happy and more willing to share their land with lions.
We have worked closely with our Namibian partner, N/a’an ku se Wildlife Foundation, for several years and in this time we have provided lifesaving GPS tracking collars, as well as funds for monitoring and research for wild leopards and cheetahs. Leopards and other carnivores often come into conflict with farmers in Namibia when the wild spaces run out and carnivores take the easier meal option – livestock from a farm. Sometimes these carnivores are shot on site, other times they are humanely trapped and with the help of our team on the ground, are collared, released and monitored, in turn saving their lives.
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GPS tracking collar (includes download fees for 18 months) - AUD $4,300 - BUY NOW
- Fuel to attend one leopard-conflict situation (average of 650km round journey) - AUD $430 - BUY NOW
- Camera trap - AUD $150 - BUY NOW
- Camera trap memory card - AUD $10 - BUY NOW
- Range finder - AUD $270 - BUY NOW
- Binoculars - AUD $50 - BUY NOW
Cheetah Project :
The cheetah is Africa’s most threatened big cat and in Botswana they number in about 2000. To avoid competition from other carnivores, cheetahs have evolved to have large home ranges and because of this they often come into conflict with rural communities. We work with our partner, Cheetah Conservation Botswana, to protect and monitor wild cheetah populations, as well as educate and instill a respect and understanding of the role predators play in the ecosystem, while helping to assist farmers to protect their livestock from predation through community outreach programs. These include a livestock guard dog program and educational workshops for children and farmers.
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- 10 x Cheetah - A Predator Resource for the Students of Botswana books for school children - AUD $65 - BUY NOW
- One mobile workshop for 20 farmers - AUD $190 - BUY NOW
- Camera trap - AUD$320 - BUY NOW
- Vaccination and sterilization of a livestock guarding dog - AUD $440 - BUY NOW
- Monitoring of one collared cheetah for a year - AUD $630 - BUY NOW