CCB is also abreast with environmental challenges such as climate change that have a negative impact on biodiversity. It has thus taken a step to contribute to the fight against climate change. As a result CCB took part in a climate seminar hosted by Somarelang Tikologo as a preparation to the Climate Change Council Of Parties Meeting (COP17). It was involved also with the capacity building workshops and benchmarking activities in Serowe and Zimbabwe respectively. Soon after our Programs Manager, Douglas Thamage and Public Relations Officer, Connie Sebati attended the COP17 in Durban, South Africa to learn how CCB can integrate into global climate change policies and recommendations.
Since CCB is mandated at establishing coexistence between wildlife and humans, it assists the Department of Wildlife with the running of a conflict mitigation project, supported by World Bank to address human wildlife conflict in Northern Botswana, a region that experiences higher conflict prevalence. CCB conducted capacity building workshops and consultations at 13 settlements in Chobe, Okavango and Boteti. The workshop covered sustainable livestock management practices such as kraaling and the use of livestock guarding dogs and will in 2012 facilitate the building of demonstration kraals and provide assistance with the introduction of livestock guarding dogs.