“The more you know about a species, the more you understand about how better to help protect them” – Alan Clark
Today, Namibia is home to large carnivores, including Leopard Panthera pardus, Lion Panthera leo, Spotted Hyaena Crocuta crocuta, Brown Hyaena Parahyaena brunnea and Cheetah Acinonyx jubatus.
AfriCat is dedicated to their protection and long-term conservation, and recognize that it is only through diligent research of their habits and habitat that this can be successful.
Pulling teams together of researchers and veterinarians, research into territory, predation patterns, prey, population density and dynamics is carried out to help get a detailed understanding of how these large predators live and thrive.
Pooling and analyzing this data enables targeted decisions to be made regarding community support, advice to farmers, livestock management, and for the production of effective environmental educational programmes.
As such, the research projects conducted by AfriCat truly guide conservation strategies in the effective management and protection of the large carnivore population in Namibia.