Follow the link and learn how CCB is working with rural farming communities to preserve the Kalahari ecosystem. While at the Wildlife Conservation Network Spring Expo, Dr. Leanne van der Weyde and Mr. Britz Malepe share how CCB is using research and education to make a difference in the lives of people and the cheetahs of Botswana. Enjoy watching.
CCB Community Outreach team, Morulaganyi Kokole, Connie Modise and Phale Seele Receive Disney Conservation Hero Award
Gaborone, South East District, Botswana, 29.04.2019 – Cheetah Conservation Botswana (CCB) announced today that the CCB Community Outreach Team, including members Morulaganyi Kokole, Connie Modise and Phale Seele, has been honored with a Disney Conservation Hero Award. The award recognizes local citizens for their commitment to save wildlife, protect habitats and inspire their communities to take part in conservation efforts. Recipients from around the world were nominated by nonprofit environmental organizations, and each honoree and his or her nominating organization will share a $1,500 award from the Disney Conservation Fund (DCF).
The team was one of only 13 award recipients this year globally. On behalf of CCB and community outreach team, I am very thankful for this magnificent award and global recognition. It is a great inspiration that has given us the reason to believe in our work as demonstrated by the positive change that we bring into Botswana’s carnivore conservation through empowerment of our rural communities - Morulaganyi Kokole.
The Disney Conservation Fund focuses on supporting non-profit organizations and their work to engage communities in the protection of wildlife and critical ecosystems across the globe. Since 2004, Disney has honored more than 160 Conservation Heroes from around the world for their extraordinary conservation efforts. This year, with the inclusion of the Conservation Hero Awards, the DCF distributed $5 million in grants to support 76 organizations working to protect the magic of nature around the world.
For information on Disney’s commitment to conserve nature and a complete list of recent Conservation Hero Award recipients, visit Disney.com/Conservation.
Mr. Kenny Mokokonyane delivered yet another fun-filled presentation on the 4th April in Tlokweng for the Standard 5, 6, and 7 students of National Batlokwa Primary School. Students appreciated learning about local carnivores, the importance of carnivores in the environment and how everyone can help promote coexistence between humans and wildlife. We left the students more aware of the difficult situation that cheetahs are facing and we hope that they are now motivated to spread the message of conservation to their families and friends and are inspired to continue to learn and expand their knowledge base on issues of conservation in Botswana. Thank you to Kenny once again for working with CCB to reach the next generation of conservationists.
Cheetah Conservation Botswana is inviting applications for the position of Coordinator of the Communities for Conservation Programme based in Ghanzi. Requirements: Minimum BSc, in environmental or social sciences or related topic. Minimum 5 years field experience, ideally in community based conservation and development. Skills and experience in CBNRM, participatory planning processes, livelihood assessments, capacity building & training, ecotourism and project management preferred. Clean driver’s license essential. Email detailed CV and cover letter to email@example.com. Preference will be given to citizens of Botswana. Closing date for applications - 15th April 2019. Successful applicants will be contacted within 15 days of the closing date.
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