Sunday, 12 June 2016

440 | Spectacular scenery


A wide expanse of yellow-coloured grass, stripes of river trees and mountain peaks that stick their heads out of the Namib beauty.

Competing for spectacular beauty with this fine view are the dramatic interesting cheetahs. The vision of the Solitaire Guestfarm is to sustain conservation on the farm through low impact eco-tourism. To achieve this the Guestfarm engaged in a partnership with the N/a'an ku sĂȘ Foundation by making the land available for the Namib Carnivore Conservation Centre on the 27th of June 2011. The key aims of the Centre are:
- To promote the rehabilitation and reintroduction of large carnivores.
- To provide assistance with mitigating human-wildlife conflict, through sound scientific research on carnivore densities, home ranges, behavior and territories.
- To conduct a thorough study of the Solitaire Guestfarm's large carnivore and game populations, and monitor them over time.
- To carry out low impact eco-tourism to educate, inspire, and help provide funds for ongoing research projects.
- To create partnerships with universities and colleges to provide student internships.

These major efforts earned the Solitaire Guestfarm a two penguin-rated Conservation and Tourism Support 2016 Award from BirdsConTour.

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