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AfriCat Research and Community Support Field Vehicles

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Through our personal experience as farmers and our understanding of the communal livestock farmers’ struggle against predators, especially the lion and spotted hyaena, AfriCat has identified the need for education and improved livestock management and protection methods on both communal and free-hold (commercial) farmland.

Predator migration, outdated livestock farming methods, droughts and struggling traditional lifestyles result in the ever-present farmer-predator conflict throughout central Namibia and along the borders of the Etosha National Park, as well as in a number of communal conservancies in our so-called wilderness areas; high stock losses result in the retaliatory persecution of large numbers of carnivores.

AfriCat Carnivore research, community support and the livestock protection programme supports both the free-hold and communal farmers by assisting with the up-grading of old and construction of new livestock kraals and re-instating traditional herdsmen, as well as providing much-needed advice on improved livestock and pasture management.
Team AfriCat guides the kraal programme, monitors stock kraals on a regular basis and is on stand-by for lion-related conflict in such communal farming areas.

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Vast areas in the Kunene Region have not received sufficient rains (2014+2015), some farmland still barren and strewn with livestock carcasses. Unfortunately, many farmers did not heed the warnings of the pending drought early 2013, some have lost most of their cattle and horses, keeping larger herds than the meagre grazing and water supply can support.

During the past year, AfriCat visited a number of communities farming alongside Etosha and Hobatere, testing our mitigation programmes; it soon became clear that drought creates a whole new set of challenges . . . the worse the drought conditions the less attention is given to livestock, they are left to their own devices, roaming far from home base, often into wildlife protection zones, where they will more than likely become prey to lions, leopard and hyaena. Many farmers lack the knowledge and far-sightedness to adopt new methods and are unaware of their losses due to lack of sound management practices, challenging AfriCat to find new ways to convince these communal farmers otherwise.

Under such extreme conditions, Conservancy committees are powerless in convincing their members to herd and protect their livestock; AfriCat’s Lion Guardians and field officers travel from one village to another on a regular basis, discussing options in the hope that outdated farming practices be replaced with a more commercial approach.

Our request . . .

Field Vehicles, 4x4 pick-ups fitted with extra long-range fuel tanks, water containers, heavy-duty springs and tyres.
Solvay sponsored 2 vehicles, but AfriCat is in dire need for sponsorship to cover all fuel costs, vehicle insurance and service cover.

2 more 'Field Vehicles' are required to operate along the western Etosha National Park border and on commercial Namibian farmland, to protect persecuted populations and encourage change in livestock-management and protection, in north western and central Namibia.

AfriCat Projects: AfriCat Hobatere Lion Research Project

AfriCat Community Support

Fuel Cost approx. per month. | Field Vehicle purchase approx. N$650 000.00 – N$ 900 000.00 per vehicle

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DONATIONS:

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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SUPPORTING AFRICAT IN THE UNITED KINGDOM:

Tusk Trust Tusk UK
Tusk Trust,
4 Cheapside House, High Street,
Gillingham, Dorset SP8 4AA

Tel: +44 (0)1747 831 005
Email:
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AFRICAT UNITED KINGDOM BANK DETAILS FOR ALL NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SWIFT TRANSACTIONS

Account name: AfriCat UK
Account number: 00767476
Bank: Barclays Bank PLC,
Address: 27 Soho Square, London W1D 3QR, UK.
Sort code: 20-52-69

 

AFRICAT AMERICA BANK DETAILS FOR ALL NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SWIFT TRANSACTIONS

africat america Account name: AfricatAmerica Inc.
Account number: 59312583
Bank: PNC
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: 20-3174862

Peter & Wanda Hanssen, 7601 W. Southport Road,
Peoria, Illinois 61615, USA.
Cell: +1 309 453 5556
Email: pete@africatamerica.org

 

AFRICAT NAMIBIAN BANK DETAILS FOR ALL NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SWIFT TRANSACTIONS

AfriCat Foundation
Account number: 62245889186
Branch code: 28-06-73
Bank: First National Bank Namibia Ltd. Otjiwarongo Branch, Namibia
Swift: FIRNNANX
Postal Address: P.O. Box 64, Otjiwarongo, Namibia
Physical Address: 7 St Georges Street, Otjiwarongo, Namibia

 

SUPPORTING AFRICAT IN GERMANY:

ubuntu namibiaUBUNTU – Namibia e.V.
Susanne und Roland Schäfer

Bergstraße 67
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:
UBUNTU-Namibia e.V.

 

Volksbank Bruchsal-Bretten eG
Konto Nr.: 64750
Bankleitzahl: 663 912 00
IBAN: DE78 6639 1200 0000 0647 50
BIC: GENODE61BTT
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fiscal nr: 813081919.

Simone Eckhart 
Business Address: Spinetstraat 76, 
4876 XT Etten-Leur 
Email: info@stichtingspots.nl
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