In January, CCB Ghanzi demonstration farm witnessed the birth of twenty four baby goats born this month, bringing the total to 84 goats. The herd has doubled once again despite living alongside cheetahs and other predators. More new additions came to CCB's livestock guarding dog training facility with gorgeous little Tswana puppies, who are learning how to protect goats and sheep from predators. They will be placed with farmers experiencing conflict, their presence on farms will lower livestock losses to predators and increase farmers tolerance of predators on their farms. They are the new generation of cheetah conservationists. The puppies are brought in at 6-8 weeks of age, trained appropriately with our goats and current livestock guarding dog, vaccinated, sterilized and dewormed before being placed with farmers at around the age of 4 months. So far the puppies from these trials are performing well and we have a backlog of farmers interested in obtaining these puppies. If you are interested in receiving a livestock guarding dog or want to receive information about training your own, please contact us.
Greetings to you all and compliments of the New Year! A big thank you once again for all those who supported CCB during the year 2013, including CCB staff and volunteers, the Government of Botswana, worldwide supporters, NGO’s, farmers, teachers, students, media and the general public of Botswana. The CCB team has done an excellent job and we have a lot to be proud of in 2013. We have started 2014 with a lineup of great activities, the CCB team are already preparing to get their hands busy and welcoming all the challenges ahead. With the dedicated CCB team, we trust ourselves to overcome them. May you all have a splendid year ahead of you and continue with your support to CCB!