This year, CCB has entered into a partnership with Botswana Predator Conservation Trust (BPCT) with their Coaching for Conservation (C4C) children’s education programme. In July 2015 CCB and BPCT C4C team hosted 205 children from schools around Maun for their annual camp. Children were taught to "respect yourself, respect each other and respect your environment" through lessons, fun games and sports. We are very excited about this new collaboration and together we will be inspiring a generation of kids who care and are inspired to protect the environment they love.
University of Botswana Wildlife and Environmental Conservation Society (UBWECS) at CCB Ghanzi Camp on Voluntary Clean Up Campaign
UBWECS was back again at our Ghanzi education camp for a second round up of assisting in the up keeping of the camp. UBWECS is a student- oriented environmental club mainly concerned with safeguarding of Botswana wildlife, environmental conservation and environmental awareness. The UBWECS offers voluntary services to different non-governmental organizations, local schools and Botswana communities. They collaborate with these organizations in environmental activities and events such as environmental fairs and environmental commemoration days. Activities lined up for UBWECS while at Ghanzi included assistance in renovations and general maintenance of the camp, class time to share on EE, conservation and livestock management issues. They also staged a drama play focusing on disaster management techniques and the importance of assisting those affected in time of need. Even more exciting and to wrap up their visit, they held a friendly debate amongst themselves by discussing the motion: should Botswana compensate loss of human life due to problem animals? At CCB, we are very delighted to have hosted them and we would like to extend our gratitude to UBWECS, for the wonderful job they are doing to the nation and do look forward to hosting them again and again!
The Ghanzi Agricultural Show took place from the 06th to the 11th July 2015, at the Ghanzi Exhibition grounds under the theme “Practicing Smart Agriculture to combat effects of Climate Change”. The show marked its 41th year in existence this time and it attracted exhibitors from all over the country and across borders from countries such as South Africa and Namibia. CCB aim for the show was to raise awareness on crucial livestock management, human-wildlife conflict, wildlife conservation, environmental education and other related issues, as well as give farmers a platform to share and discuss ideas on how to develop the agricultural sector in the wake of Climate Change and ways to mitigate the effects. The show went very well and we at CCB will continue to exhibit at the show in the future to share information and support Botswana farmers to introduce livestock management practices and non lethal predator control methods that can also improve farm income.
CCB and Birdlife Botswana continue to enjoy collaboration conservation efforts and this time, this resulted in CCB honoring the invitation by Birdlife Botswana to showcase our services at the 2015 World Migratory Bird Day on the 16th May 2015 in Letlhakane village. The celebrations also received representation from different conservation and EE stakeholders from around the District, including Debswana Orapa Mine – Orapa Game Park, students, teachers and the Letlhakane community. The public were encouraged to celebrate and appreciate the diverse or varieties of birds migrating into our country and those already in the country since birds play an important role in the ecosystem such as, beautifying the environment therefore bringing revenue for the individuals in the tourism sector including government. CCB displayed a stall and exchange with the general public on its programmes that promote environmental awareness as well as promoting the protection of the cheetah population in Botswana. Education officer, Ms. Keneilwe Mathaba attended the celebrations on behalf of CCB.