April / May 2002
!Land Rover donation!
We would like to thank Tom Hardbattle for his generous donation of a Land
Rover station wagon to the project.
This vehicle will be used for all our farm visits
during our fact finding mission regarding problem animal on freehold farms.
Tom was born in Ghanzi and now lives in Scotland.
Many thanks Tom !
Glad to hear about the lions that were caught on Heineveld farms and moved
back deeper into the Central Kalahari by DWNP. Lets hope someone keeps
track of them to monitor their resettlement.
On the homefront.
We have been busy filing for alsorts of funding!! the UN's Global Environment
Facility have expressed a keen interest in funding our research programme,
and we hope our proposals will do the trick. This research will be looking
more at impact of predators on cattlepost farming and how the communities
see the problem and what suggestions they also have. It will allow us
to build up a more accurate data base that will give us and the relevant
authorities a more solid foundation from which problems can be more successfully
addressed. It will combine the fact finding mission with environmental
education. The unit will be equipped with a TV and VCR machine so that
we can show educational wildlife videos in the evenings from the Landie
roof and get interesting discussions going.
We are still urgently looking for P40,000-00 (five thousand British
pounds) to go towards our predator enclosures