Botswana has suffered with below-average rains for the last couple of years and by early 2016 many farmers in Botswana were battling with decreased yields, poor grass coverage and starving livestock. When livestock are in poor condition and wild prey species are rapidly declining, predators are more likely to predate on unprotected livestock. Although CCB has been actively promoting the use of protective methods to help prevent attacks on livestock, many farmers have seen increases in livestock depredation as a result of the drought. CCB continues to assist farmers who are experiencing human-wildlife conflict and our teams have been busy attending farms to assist with implementing protective measures that will help farmers to avoid livestock depredation. If you need assistance in dealing with predator conflict, please contact our community teams (see our contacts page for contact details).