World Lion Day – ROAR for Cecil the Lion!

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TODAY, MONDAY 10 AUGUST, IS WORLD LION DAY. 

 

 

Lions are rapidly declining in numbers worldwide.

WHY?

  • Trophy hunting, such as that which killed Cecil in Zimbabwe last week.
  • Human wildlife contact – lions are shot or trapped by farmers (community and commercial) when they have killed or are thought to have killed their livestock.
  • Loss of habitat due to pressure on land from farming, mining, housing, roads etc.
  • Poaching, for body parts – for ‘traditional’ medicines in parts of Asia.
  • Disease and natural disasters such as drought.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP?

  • Support projects that help community farmers live with lions.  We strongly recommend that run by AfriCat in Nambia.
  • Encourage the banning of animal trophies from hunting being brought into the EU.
  • Promote efforts like those from Wild Aid in stopping the trade in lion parts for medicine.
  • Share your feelings with others.  Together we can make a difference.

AfriCat in actionTammy Hoth-Hanssen Director of the AfriCat Foundation with Emmanuel collaring a lion on farmland near Etosha, Namibia, as a part of the lion research and wildlife mitigation programme.

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Fire at Erongo / LODGE RE-OPENS

erongo-tent-8After a fire damaged the thatched roof of the restaurant of Erongo Wilderness Lodge on the 30th July, we are very happy to advise that the damage has been repaired and the lodge re-opened as planned on the 20th August.  A dedicated team worked quickly and professionally to repair the damage as quickly as possible and the restaurant is now restored to its former beauty.  The lodge is once again fully operational.

Erongo Wilderness Lodge can be booked as part of a Namibia tailor made holiday with World Discovery.