Leopard Ecology & Conservation (LEC) in collaboration with the Khutse farmers hosted their first Kaudwane horse race in Kaudwane village on the 23rd of September 2017 under the theme “Racing for Conservation”. The race was initiated to promote good animal husbandry as a strategy to minimise the human-wildlife conflict. All participating jockeys were farmers and herders from the LEC study area including Kaudwane. Cheetah Conservation Botswana’s outreach team was invited to exhibit an informative stall, engage with local farmers as well as sharing of resources. The opportunity was seized as a way to promote our organisation and the event was graced by a magnitude of people. With the Livestock Guarding Dog initiative attracting the attention of some farmers, CCB was pleased to start a work relationship with new communities and so as to strengthen the relationship with LEC. CCB would like to extend their appreciation to LEC for the granted opportunity to appreciate, learn and grow through engaging with different communities that are faced with human-wildlife conflict.
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