For the second time, CCB was granted an invitation to attend the second annual wildlife research symposium in Maun in March 2015. Seven representatives from CCB’s research, community and management staff attended. Delegates from the government, including the Honorable Minister For Environment Wildlife and Tourism, Mr. Tshekedi Khama, NGOs, and independent researchers gathered together for the 3-day event to discuss research studies and findings, important conservation issues like climate change implications for Southern Africa, and to develop ways in which stakeholders can move forward to conserve the environment in a sustainable way.
With a plenty of new born kidlets at our demo farm late last year and the beginning of 2015, we saw it fit to introduce and train puppies as well. Our farm at the moment is loaded with seven cute puppies and they are bonding very well with the goats. These livestock guarding dogs (LSGD)will be placed with Ghanzi local farmers at a certain point to help farmers who are experiencing predator problems. We are committed to helping farmers who are faced with livestock predation by promoting the adoption of non-lethal techniques of predator control, and the use of well trained livestock guarding dogs goes a long way in this initiative.