In February we had another visit from Wildlife Conservation Network’s Rebecca Patton, CCB’s new WCN Programs Manager. She spent 2 days at Mokolodi, met the cheetahs, visited the winning farmer for the Best Livestock Guarding Dog in Botswana and learnt more about CCB’s activities in person. We then travelled together to Zimbabwe to visit the Painted Dog Conservation Project. It was another great opportunity to learn from another project's success and get to know their excellent staff and facilities. CCB benefitted greatly from the chance to witness a similar conservation project in action and learn from the experience.
Rebecca Klein then finished off the information gathering mission by visiting the Centre for Holistic Range Management near Victoria Falls. This excellent centre at Dimbangombe, pioneers the use of controlled grazing to benefit both the environment and health of livestock herds. We hope to develop a relationship with the centre to apply some of their effective methods back home in Botswana. Thanks to all who made the trip a great success!