CCB has been assigned by the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP) to participate in capacity building of rural farming populations through implementing and monitoring human wildlife coexistence strategies in Northern Botswana. These strategies include the use of guard dogs in protecting livestock against medium-sized predators. In 2014, CCB placed 36 puppies as small-stock guarding dogs in the Okavango, Boteti and Chobe areas. In August, CCB’s the community outreach team partnered with Maun Animal Welfare Society (MAWS) veterinary to provide sterilisations and vaccinations for all of the growing LSGDs. They are already having a great impact and 86% of the recipient farmers report that the young guarding dogs are willingly going out with their herds on a daily basis. Of these farmers, 100% are satisfied with their dogs. We wish both dogs and farmers all the best in reducing human wildlife conflict in the region!