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A Fitting Future | Namibia Wildlife Conservation

A Fitting Future | Namibia Wildlife Conservation

Author -  Pops

Human-carnivore conflict is an inevitable occurrence in a country where man and wild strive to maintain a peaceful coexistence. One of the projects we work with in Namibia works on avid research producing the evidence required to facilitate amicable cohabitation. 2016 saw the arrival of a feline leopard Inara. Orphaned, weak and barely clinging to life, Inara was found trapped in a cage in eastern Namibia. She was just 2 months old at the time.

 

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Amadeus shared a similar traumatic start to life and was found wandering alone on a farm situated in the central northern part of Namibia. This resilient champ, whose mother was killed as a result of human-wildlife conflict, miraculously survived on his own for two weeks.

 

The two became neighbours and instantly took a strong liking to one another, this being made clearly evident when Amadeus dextrously dug his way into Inara’s enclosure.

 

The project tirelessly sourced funds to construct a larger enclosure for the seemingly love-smitten leopards. Stitching SPOTS leaped to the leopards’ aid and ensured the build of a bigger camp was made possible. The pair are regularly spotted on camera traps, their health and well-being continually monitored.


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Two years in captivity, the time frame required to allow big cats to reach the adequate size for a successful release, is imminently approaching. The team’s tenacity in ensuring the twosome have remained unhabituated, has been crucial to their future of freedom. A stringent regime sees the predator pair having no human contact, the daily feeding ritual furthermore performed in a manner that does not allow vehicles to be associated with food. Their inherently wild natures have remained wholly intact – imperative in elevating the survival chances of predators provided with a second chance and released back into the wild where they belong.

 

The project will do its utmost to find suitable release sites, returning the wild to the wild and letting two leopards reclaim the lives they rightly deserve.

 

A Fitting Future | Namibia Wildlife Conservation

Human-carnivore conflict is an inevitable occurrence in a country where man and wild strive to maintain a peaceful coexistence. One of the projects we work with in Namibia works on avid research producing the evidence required to facilitate amicable cohabitation.

Human-carnivore conflict is an inevitable occurrence in a country where man and wild strive to maintain a peaceful coexistence. One of the projects we work with in Namibia works on avid research producing the evidence required to facilitate amicable cohabitation. 2016 saw the arrival of a feline leopard Inara. Orphaned, weak and barely clinging to life, Inara was found trapped in a cage in eastern Namibia. She was just 2 months old at the time.

 

cheetah conservation namibia.jpg

 

Amadeus shared a similar traumatic start to life and was found wandering alone on a farm situated in the central northern part of Namibia. This resilient champ, whose mother was killed as a result of human-wildlife conflict, miraculously survived on his own for two weeks.

 

The two became neighbours and instantly took a strong liking to one another, this being made clearly evident when Amadeus dextrously dug his way into Inara’s enclosure.

 

The project tirelessly sourced funds to construct a larger enclosure for the seemingly love-smitten leopards. Stitching SPOTS leaped to the leopards’ aid and ensured the build of a bigger camp was made possible. The pair are regularly spotted on camera traps, their health and well-being continually monitored.


cheetah stealth camera conservation.png


Two years in captivity, the time frame required to allow big cats to reach the adequate size for a successful release, is imminently approaching. The team’s tenacity in ensuring the twosome have remained unhabituated, has been crucial to their future of freedom. A stringent regime sees the predator pair having no human contact, the daily feeding ritual furthermore performed in a manner that does not allow vehicles to be associated with food. Their inherently wild natures have remained wholly intact – imperative in elevating the survival chances of predators provided with a second chance and released back into the wild where they belong.

 

The project will do its utmost to find suitable release sites, returning the wild to the wild and letting two leopards reclaim the lives they rightly deserve.

 

A Fitting Future | Namibia Wildlife Conservation

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