Follow the link below to watch our Executive Director, Rebecca Klein and Education and Public Relations Coordinator, Jane Horgan at the 2017 Wildlife Conservation Network Expo in San Francisco in October, as they give full details on CCB's latest projects and achievements in their efforts to conserve the cheetah populations in Botswana. Here is the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVa1-_WJxJ0
Last week was that time of the year for the CCB staff to reflect back to the goals we set and share our accomplishments in 2017. This year CCB gathered at the Blue Tree Conference Centre in Gaborone on the 5th and 6th December for a two-day plenary session to help brain storm and plan for 2018. As we work towards our strategic shift, new ideas were floated to guide us in achieving CCB's mission and goals for the New Year and beyond. Following the planning meetings, the team then went on an excursion trip to Goo-Moremi Gorge - a gorge nestled at the foot of the Tswapong hills and well known for its historical value. The team was happy with the achievements of this year and we look forward to the exciting new developments coming in 2018. Stay tuned!
December 4th is International Cheetah Day! This day marks the fifth anniversary of this special day designated to create awareness for the plight of the cheetah as Africa’s most endangered big cat. The global population of cheetahs is at a tipping point, with fewer than 7000 cheetahs left in the wild today. Botswana is home to about 2000 cheetahs making it one of the last strongholds for the species, and the Kgalagadi and Ghanzi districts hosts the country’s largest cheetah populations with the highest of cheetah conflict incidents taking place in the Ghanzi region. The younger generation plays a critical role in conservation of nature and the day aims to educate them about the species, its challenges and inspire all to get actively involved in conservation efforts to catalyse change. We spent the day celebrating International Cheetah Day early on the 30th November, under the theme: Racing against Extinction, with school kids from all over the Ghanzi District joining us for a fun sports and games day that celebrated some of the cheetahs best attributes - speed, strength and smarts. The students raced against each other while we paid tribute to cheetahs, which are racing against extinction. Thank you to Puma Ghanzi Highway Filling Station, Letaka Safaris, Haskins, Wilderness Safaris, Santuary, Clean All, Tlhokomela Trust, Liquid Giraffe Travel Services and Kwando Safaris as well as everyone who made it a great day and we hope you too will start recognising and celebrating this day going into the future and help this species win the race against survival.