Although CCB has initiatives in place to help reduce this existing tension, the Spirit of the Kalahari theatrical production was a new initiative to compliment our existing activities in promoting the message of conservation.
The production was designed to blend local culture through song and dance to strengthen the message and inspire people in a traditional format. It is essential to raise awareness for the issue of increasing human wildlife conflict. In the past, Botswana’s rural communities have existed in harmony with wildlife, which is why we still have important populations of Africa’s threatened species. However, this tradition of mutual respect and tolerance is slowly eroding due to various factors. By using a medium that local people recognize and identify with, we hope to rekindle traditional values of their culture that promote sustainable utilization of natural resources and the lost spirit of coexistence between man and his natural environment. The road show is scheduled to continue to other communities in the Kalahari areas and we hope this ongoing initiative will reach as many as possible. Thank you for your invaluable support which has made it possible for CCB to promote the Spirit of the Kalahari!