CCB was invited to facilitate another 3 mobile workshops in Khawa and neighbouring cattle posts of Lentswe and Tshanetshane after lions caused major damage on the farms there. The workshops were undertaken for 3 days and they were initiated by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with DWNP and Water Affairs. A total of 98 farmers were trained at the three workshops and many suggestions were put forth to help these farmers with their predator problems.
As part of CCB’s support to LSGD owners around Botswana, a veterinary clinic was conducted in Kacgae in November 2012 for the ten farmers that received assistance from CCB with help from the Maun Animal Welfare Society (MAWS). Sixteen (16) dogs were sterilized that day by the volunteer vets from MAWS and all the dogs are performing well post-surgery. CCB has been partnering with MAWS since 2009 to provide veterinary support for the livestock guarding dogs, in which more than 300 dogs have received treatment and are doing well.
The event was organized by Motlhabaneng Village Development Committee in partnership with Dopota Game Reserve. It was held at Motlhabaneng community hall between the 9th - 11th November 2012 and started off with a series of presentations including community opportunities in the tourism industry, poaching and its impacts on wildlife, human wildlife conflict and the value of wildlife to communities living in Motlhabaneng, Lentswelemoriti and Mathathane villages. The guest speaker on the day was Dr Kaunda from the University of Botswana. CCB had a stall detailing our activities and support services along with other stalls providing further information about poaching, HWC, wildlife research and tourism employment opportunities.
For Energy Globe Founder Wolfgang Neumann, his life time mission was to safeguard the future of the planet and the right of future generations everywhere to live healthy and fulfilling lives should be a human right for everyone. The International Energy Globe Awards for Sustainability are one of his visions to open doors and show case the best practices in the world of sustainability and ecological change, organizations and countries to showcase the innovative intellect through sustainable and improvement of livelihoods projects, as well as offering hope that earth will continue being a place worth of living.
This year CCB was proud to win the National Energy Globe Awards for Botswana for 2012, there were national winners in 151 countries selected from over 6000 submissions which were awarded. National winners receive an Energy Globe Certificate highlighting the applicant and project.
The Energy Globe Certificate is an internationally recognized hallmark for sustainability and the goal of the awards is to create the necessary awareness concerning solutions to our environmental problems and to demonstrate that each of us can make a positive contribution. CCB won the Botswana award for our work in capacity building workshops, livelihoods improvement projects and conservation education. This pride and excitement does not only end at CCB but extends to the country of Botswana as a whole for without the nation’s support, we would not be where we are today. Thank you all those stakeholders that continue to believe in CCB and beyond. For more information visit: www.energyglobe.info