On the 18 August, Gebhardt Nikanor accompanied by Kenneth (student intern) travelled to the far east of the country, close to the border of Botswana, to talk to the communal farmers in the area about predators. CCF was invited to this day by another NGO working in this community on rangeland and natural resource management and they requested our assistance in addressing predators as part of the natural ecosystem. Gebhardt was enthusiastically received by 20 people representing households in these communities and he presented a predator and kill identification workshop, with an emphasis on reducing livestock losses to predators. Following the farmers’ day, he visited the one-year old dogs in the eastern side of the country and reported that they are looking good and working well.
|The CCF team conducting the kill identification workshop with communal farmers.|
|Farmers attending the workshop in eastern Namibian communal lands.|
|The farmers and speakers at the Omkhaibasen Farmers’ Co-operative training day|
|Fabiana at her new home.|
The CCF Livestock Guarding Dog Programme Team