Wildlife Conservation in Namibia

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Did you know that there are only about 7000 cheetahs left in nature?

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Research, data collection and interaction with animals and humans

 

In Denmark, we talk about the justification of wolves in the wild - in Namibia, the problem is the same - human/wildlife conflict, though in a bigger scale, as it involves cheetahs, leopards, lions, hyenas and African wild dogs. Their territories decrease as human population and the spreading of agricultural areas increases. Poaching is also a major factor in large parts of Africa.

Destination

Namibia is located in the southwest of Africa and is a former German colony. The official language is English and the main religion is Christianity. It is among the safest countries in Africa to travel to. We will mainly stay in the region around the capital Windhoek.

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The purpose of the subject

The overall purpose of the trip is to visit N/a'an ku sê - Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary, a non-profit organization that takes care of injured and orphaned animals in order for them to return to back to the wild. N/a'an ku sê has research facilities all around Namibia, and we will also be visiting Neuras Wine and Wildlife Estate near the Namib desert. Here we can explore the roaming of leopards through camera traps and GPS tracking. In addition, they produce wine that generates money for the organization.

We will be part of the N/a'an ku sê team of volunteers and can hereby work with:

  • Preparation of feed and feeding of the center animal (UN World Destination 15 - Life on land)
  • Cleaning and maintenance of the enclosures
  • Stimulation of animals / walks (including baboons and cheetahs)
  • Reconstruction of fences
  • Game counts

  • Collection of data via camera traps and GPS
  • Visits at the local school of the Bushmen Children (UN World 4 - Quality Education)
  • Cultural / historical trip to Windhoek

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Teaching

First of all we will work with Namibia and its endangered species. In addition, we hope to visit Aalborg Zoo for a talk about animal ethics. We will also work to get sponsor gifts and money for the center and school in Namibia. In 2017/18 the students collected dkk 30,000 for N/a'an ku sê.

Teachers

Ranum EC Carsten Ardal XL web     Ranum EC Anne Roglid web

Carsten Ardal                              Anne Rogild

Requirements

This subject is for those students who are passionate about working with animals and want to make a small difference.

It will be hard work mixed with pleasure and magnificent experiences.

Openness to meeting people with a different culture and other living conditions is important.

One must be ready to work hard and get dirty.

A large part of the project is about collecting data.

Passport must be valid to minimum 6 months after the trip.

Vaccinations: Tetanus, Diphtheria, Hepatitis A (Rabies vaccination is not required)

Economy

Self-payment  is approx. 10600 DKK

+ possible cancellation insurance 350 DKK

Link to shop:

https://shop.ranumefterskole.dk/butik/kulturfag

 

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