SUPPORT AN AFRICAT CAPTIVE, REHABILITATED OR WILD CARNIVORE IN THE OKONJIMA RESERVE AND RECEIVE CONSTANT UPDATES ON FACEBOOK OR VIA OUR SOCIAL NETWORK LINKS OR DIRECTLY FROM TEAM AFRICAT ABOUT ITS PROGRESS!
AfriCat relies on the goodwill of visitors and donors. Every penny counts, and save for statutory audit fees, all of AfriCat America, AfriCat UK and sponsors via TUSK TRUST’s funds are applied to conservation in Namibia.
Support AfriCat by adopting one of our resident Carnivores.
Adopt a carnivore at AfriCat's Carnivore Care Centre
Over the past 2 decades, the Rescue and Release Programme developed as a result of our relationship with the farming community. The Welfare, in turn, was a by-product of the Rescue and Release Programme. We currently hold around 18 carnivores in our care that are fit and wild enough to be part of our Rehabilitation Project; there are, however, around 30 carnivores, including leopards, lions and cheetahs too habituated to go back into the wild. These individuals are going to live out their lives under the expert care of the AfriCat team and continue to be "ambassadors" for their wild counter-parts.
Adopt a Rehabilitated carnivore in the Okonjima Nature Reserve
AfriCat’s Cheetah Rehabilitation project was initiated to give some of our captive cheetahs an opportunity to return to their natural environment. Although hunting in carnivores is instinctive, many of the cheetahs at AfriCat lack experience due to being orphaned or removed from the wild at an early age. This inexperience, as well as their conditioning to captivity, makes these animals unsuitable for release on farmland. The cheetahs (usually a coalition of brothers and sisters) are fitted with radio-collars before their release into the 20 000ha Nature Reserve so that their welfare and progress can be closely monitored.
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.
AFRICAT is familiar with the predator problems on communal and free-hold farmland along the western, northern and southern boundaries of the Etosha National Park and on farmland in central Namibia. In order to establish the effectiveness of relocating these trans-boundary carnivores, as well as the long-term sustainability of conflict mitigation practices – focusing on research as well as educating young Namibian farmers has become our focus.
Truly great projects need great sponsorship!
Realising the importance of AfriCat’s projects, sponsorship is what keeps this Foundation alive, and support on an 'ongoing basis' – is what is considered by many to be the most effective way of helping a foundation achieve good work. One of the main reasons sponsors support AfriCat is because they recognises AfriCat’s change in emphasis from "capture and release" to an organisation concentrating on "conservation through education".
While still attempting to remove carnivores from areas in which they have absolutely no chance of survival, AfriCat’s new focus will be to work with farmers to find ways of living with these wonderful animals.
AfriCat relies on the goodwill of visitors and donors. Every penny counts, and save for statutory audit fees, all of AfriCat UK’s funds are applied to conservation in Namibia. The AfriCat website (www.africat.org) has sponsorship forms to download, which contain various animal adoption options.
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Account name: AfriCat UK
Account number: 00767476
Bank: Barclays Bank PLC,
Address: 27 Soho Square, London W1D 3QR, UK.
Sort code: 20-52-69
Account name: AfricatAmerica Inc.
Account number: 59312583
Branch: PNC Bank, Metro Center Branch.
Address: Metro Center, 1100 W. Glen Avenue, Peoria, Illinois, USA 61614.
Pay Routing: 021052053 (UPIC)
AfriCat America Inc.
Public Charity EIN: 35-2541789
Peter & Wanda Hanssen, 7601 W. Southport Road,
Peoria, Illinois 61615, USA.
Cell: +1 309 453 5556
Account number: 62245889186
Branch code: 28-06-73
Bank: First National Bank Namibia Ltd. Otjiwarongo Branch, Namibia
Postal Address: P.O. Box 64, Otjiwarongo, Namibia
Physical Address: 7 St Georges Street, Otjiwarongo, Namibia
UBUNTU – Namibia e.V.
Susanne und Roland Schäfer
76646 Bruchsal / Germany
Ihre Unterstützung unserer Projekte in Namibia freut uns sehr.
Bitte geben sie im Verwendungszweck Projekt AfriCat oder Projekt UBUNTU an.
Unser Spendenkonto in Deutschland:
Volksbank Bruchsal-Bretten eG
Konto Nr.: 64750
Bankleitzahl: 663 912 00
IBAN: DE78 6639 1200 0000 0647 50
Um Ihnen eine Spendenbescheinigung zukommen lassen zu können, teilen Sie uns bitte
Ihre Anschrift mit:
Registration Chamber of Commerce (Kamer van Koophandel)
20114314 NGO with anbi recognization.
fiscal nr: 813081919.