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A great meeting with Africat Namibia.

Saturday 18th October 2014

Dad and cub

Yesterday we travelled to London to meet up with Tammy Hoth from Africat Namibia. We spent a very productive couple of hours in the afternoon with Tammy and Carey (from Africat UK) to discuss and share our thoughts on wildlife conservation and to explore ways we can progressively assist each other in the future. I think we all agreed that collaboration between truly concerned wildlife charities is the way forward as we all have valuable knowledge and experiences that can benefit one another. And most certainly, the more we can all stand together to fight those that seem hell-bent on destroying our precious wildlife, the better it will be.


Africat has been working to save the large carnivores of Namibia since 1993. Like LionAid, they strongly believe that we need to engage rural communities if long-term conservation is to succeed in these areas. Our predator/conflict mitigation project in Kenya has overlapping similarities with their programme in Namibia and we are certain we can all benefit from sharing knowledge gained in our respective projects.


Their strapline is “conservation through education” and we certainly have no argument with that!


In the evening, we were delighted to join Africat and Chris Packham at their “Big Cats-Keeping Them Wild” event at the Royal Geographical Society.


It was great to see the event so well supported and Chris entertained us all with his observations on big cats, foxes, wolves and pangolins. He even shared the trauma he went through in search of the perfect wildlife photograph, whist on a visit to Africat in Namibia, a discussion that brought many a chuckle from the audience!


You can learn more about Africat’s work here.

Picture credit: Martin Fowkes

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