Did you know that records on livestock deaths by snakebite could help save cheetahs? Or that knowing exactly how many goats you have can help mitigate conflicts between cheetahs and farmers? It’s not something that most people immediately think of when it comes to cheetah conservation but accurate record keeping by livestock farmers can dramatically help farmers to keep track of their stock and monitor numbers, diseases, injuries and deaths from various factors, including predation. Without proper record keeping, cheetahs and other carnivores often get blamed for an inflated number of livestock deaths, including those from other causes like disease, snakebite and theft. By encouraging farmers to keep better records on their farms, like CCB did at our record keeping training for the Ghanzi Farmers Network workshop last month, we can help improve the accuracy of the administration involved in farming, inadvertently minimizing the strain on carnivores like cheetahs that share the land with livestock farmers. Thank you to the Ghanzi Farmers Network for taking part in the training and for being so enthusiastic about working towards healthier farming practices for a healthier environment.