“Cheetahs educating multitudes-saving lives”

Cheetah education helps students and farmers

To save the cheetah people must be trained (educated). About 10, 000 school children yearly are taught about the importance of the cheetah and how to help protect them in informative hands on programs help at their schools and at community events yearly in Nambia, Africa.

Identifying predators

FARMER TRAINING AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH

There is a close relationship, a very intimate one between the cheetah and the farmer in Nambia. Africa. 90 percent of Nambia’s wild cheetah live on farmlands and come into conflict with farmers and livestock and game farming interests, Cheetah Conservation Fund conducts a specific environmental education program for the farming community. CCF makes presentations at individual farms, farmer’s associations and agricultural shows, informing them of proven cheetah behavioral characteristics and predator-friendly livestock management techniques.

Week long training courses for communal conservancies, emerging and re-settled farmers, and extension officers are given by CCF‘s staff.. The courses are aimed at improving the understanding of farming production principles and systems as well as providing hands-on practical training.

Other topics covered in these courses are cattle husbandry, herd and veld management, disease and vaccination programs, business principles, inventorying conservancy resources, basic conservation training on sustainable wildlife utilization and the role and value of predators and predator kill identification as well as teaching other ‘predator-friendly’ farming practices. Over 1000 participants have undergone training at CCF’s Centre. Several training courses are conducted each year.

INTERNSHIPS

CCF operates several educational partnerships where students complete internships at CCF as part of their course. These include Master’s degree students in Conservation Biology from the University of Namibia, training programs for undergraduate students from the University of Namibia and Polytechnic of Namibia, and United States undergraduate students from the Oregon university system, and Round River Conservation Studies. In addition, international university students come to CCF to study aspects of the cheetah and its ecosystem.

Help save the cheetahs at Cheetah.org

For more information from Nature’s Crusaders’ library on cheetahs click.

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Resources

Excerpts courtesy of Cheetah.org

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