The AfriCat Foundation was established in the early 1990s as a registered charitable organisation in Namibia with the mission of long-term conservation of Namibia's large predators in their natural habitat. Of essential importance are: the education of young farmers and school children of Namibia, protection of the communal predators and research projects.
Over the years AfriCat has recognised the need to place a greater emphasis on education and continuous collaboration with researchers, scientists and conservation authorities. This is achieved through constructive research into species-specific ecology and behaviour and the development of strategies for conservation and effective management.
Close cooperation with the local population also enables studies to be carried out that provide valuable information on large predators and their long-term conservation in Namibia.
The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has also hit AfriCat hard. At the moment the AfriCat team, which originally consisted of 9 people, only consists of Dr. Diethardt Rodenwoldt, Dr. Sarah Edwards, Louis Hyens and Andries Garab, who are all working hard to maintain the AFRICAT project, which is located in the Okonjima Nature Reserve. Due to the lack of tourism and the lack of income of Okonjima, the daily costs and salaries can no longer be paid. With our crowdfunding we would like to support the AfriCat - Team so that they can continue their work and research.
Who are we?
We are Annika and Milena, each of us has completed a voluntary social year with AfriCat and these 365 days have changed our lives forever. We were allowed to be part of this unique project and now we want to give something back.
Who is Ubuntu?
Ubuntu-Namibia e.V. - an association that takes care of aid projects in Namibia under the motto "Help for self-help". Ubuntu is a longtime partner of AfriCat.
Here the AfriCat - Team introduces itself: