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The AfriCat Foundation

Founded in 1991, The AfriCat Foundation is committed to the long-term conservation and survival of Namibia’s Large Carnivores in their natural habitat

Our mission is to make a significant contribution to Conservation Through Education.

Bridging Letter

AfriCat North continues as NAMIBIAN LION TRUST (Reg# T 298/2019)

AfriCat North, primarily the AfriCat Foundation field-base for lion research, human-wildlife conflict mitigation and community support, has seen its role as a lion-conservation force in the Kunene Region, grow exponentially. The need to have a significant presence to protect the lion, to assist with lion-farmer conflict situations, to mentor otherwise desperate farmers in predator-friendly farming practices and to educate the young, grows with each passing year. Recently, AfriCat North’s Operational and Project demands have increased immensely, largely due to the changing face of wildlife conservation closely linked to human need.

Okonjima Lodge, home of the AfriCat Foundation (Otjozondjupa Region), supports the AfriCat Foundation’s financial needs and has for many years, been AfriCat North’s major sponsor for Operational costs – the funds that donors generally shy away from: vehicle maintenance, staff salaries & food, administration and communications, as well as fuel expenses. Unfortunately, due to the general economic slump, this is no longer possible.


Learn more about our projects and ways in which you can help us make a difference for the carnivores of Namibia. AfriCat undertakes the responsibility of various projects ranging from environmental education to research.


In this day and age, all great causes need great support… it is a fact that funds are needed to achieve goals. AfriCat is no different! Donations are what keep our programmes going… 

Latest News

Our researchers are working passionately to produce interesting articles on our current research projects. Subscribe to our newsletters to receive the latest news releases.

Conservation News

AfriCat Pangolin Project Update

Little is known about the reproduction and life cycle of the ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii). The research that has been done, originates mainly from South Africa and is based on limited observations…

Follow the link to read all about our latest research findings…

During the second half of 2018, the first ever brown hyaena population survey was conducted across Okonjima. Using 40 camera traps placed mainly at latrines, predictable areas of brown hyaena activity, individual hyaenas were identified using the unique front leg stripe patterns over an 80-day survey period.

Follow the link to read all about our latest research findings…

During the last year the leopard research on Okonjima has focused on monitoring the existing leopard population to gain a detailed understanding of the spatial and behavioral ecology of leopards living in an enclosed reserve via the use of VHF collars and camera traps. – Dr Jenny Noak

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