“Today was the best day of my life because I got to see a lion!” said William after he took part in CCB’s latest education initiative in Maun. The Coaching For Conservation (C4C) program, which sees environmental education delivered in a fun and engaging way, is a partnership between CCB and the Botswana Predator Conservation Trust. Leopotswe Primary School has taken part in this term’s C4C After School Program, which sees the students take part in an 8-week course about Botswana’s wildlife, the importance of the ecosystem and why we need to conserve animals in order to ensure a healthy future for Botswana. These students were also lucky enough to attend an exciting day trip into the Okavango Delta where the students got to see Botswana’s wildlife up close, including elephants, antelopes, baboons and five lions. These bush days, kindly sponsored by Letaka Safaris, allow the students to gain a positive experience with wildlife and show them how wildlife can be an asset to the country rather than a burden to its citizens. Now that the students understand the importance of these animals and the environment, we hope that they will develop into wildlife ambassadors within their communities and will help to promote conservation and coexistence between humans and wildlife.
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