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Adopt a Carnivore in the Okonjima Nature Reserve

The Okonjima Nature Reserve

Adopt a carnivore in the Okonjima Nature Reserve Okonjima, Herero for "place of the baboon", is an extensive tract of land nestling amongst the Omboroko Mountains some 50Km south of the small town of Otjiwarongo. www.okonjima.com. Historically, the surrounding land would have been home to some of Africa’s finest wildlife, today it is farmland. For the last 35 years Okonjima has been in the hands of the Hanssen family. Today, nearly 20 years after Wayne, Donna & Rosalea Hanssen took over a cattle farm from their father, the original farm has grown in size from 6000 hectares to 22 000 hectares, the cattle have gone, grasslands are returning and the wildlife abounds.

Cheetah

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Spitfire
Male, Age: 7 yrs.

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sniper 2 years

Sniper
Male, Age: 7 yrs.

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Dash
Female, Age: 10 yrs.

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ruff profile

Ruff
Male, Age: 10 yrs.

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swakop profile

Swakop
Male, Age: 4 yrs.

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Mundi
Female, Age: 4 yrs.

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Leopard

lila

Lila
Female, Age: 5 yrs.

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ishara

Ishara
Female, Age: 7 yrs.

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bwana

Bwana
Male, Age: 7 yrs.

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Jo Jo Farqy
Female, Age: 10 yrs.

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Isaskia
Female, Age: 9 yrs.

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electra cubs

Electra
Female, Age: 9 yrs.

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The reason we collar and monitor the free-roaming carnivores inside the Okonjima Nature Reserve is because YOUR help, supports the following research projects within the 200Km² Nature Park:

The AfriCat Predator and Prey Population Density Study in the Okonjima Nature Reserve

  • Understand the drivers of tourism in private game parks, by establishing how private, tourism-based game parks in Namibia can play a role in the long-term conservation of carnivores.
  • Develop a model for the variety of prey animals that can be supported by this environment
    - We are testing the model against the information available (data gathered, direct action, land recovery management, training - focusing on the species in their natural habitat).
  • Develop a model for the predator that can be supported by the available prey base.
  • Use the correct models to determine predator-prey numbers and evaluate and adapt on a yearly basis.
  • Evaluate different methods to rehabilitate degraded areas.

Rehabilitating Captive Cheetahs and the success rate of Rehabilitation

  • Determine how rehabilitation will influence predator-prey ratios and update the model accordingly.
  • Determine the success of 'captive cheetah rehabilitation' within an island-bound conservation area.

Funding goes towards buying more radio-tracking equipment, fuel, research computer soft-ware and motion detection cameras.

Help AfriCat by adopting one of our resident carnivores for a year.

 

 

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