It is estimated that Namibia is home to one-third of the world’s entire population of cheetahs and roughly 95% of Namibia’s cheetahs live outside of protected land. Unfortunately, this means that they are often killed by local farmers who believe big cats are posing a threat to their livestock, as a result of this the cheetah numbers are declining. The work carried out by the Carnivore Conservation and Research Project is hoping to change this.
On this project, volunteers will be helping to gather crucial data on the local carnivore populations. This data will be used to help sustain and hopefully regenerate the number of these incredible animals in their natural home. Some of the fascinating activities you could take part in on this project include; game counts, setting camera traps, capture, mark, release, radio telemetry tracking and game drives. Each of these activities contributes to the overall data collection and research helping to reduce human-animal conflict in the area.
- Monitor carnivore movements and collect important data on the species
- Head off on some incredible game counts
- Set up camera traps and analyse the results
- Help with wine making at the project site!
- Hike and explore this incredible location