Visit to CARACAL, a wildlife NGO in Kasane (Botswana)
Her Excellency, Mrs Anne de la Blache, recently visited “CARACAL” (Centre for Conservation of African Resources: Animals, Communities and Land use), a Kasane-based NGO dedicated to the protection of wildlife.
CARACAL is a family-run non-governmental organization (NGO) which was created in 2001 to integrate traditional and scientific understanding of natural resources. Its mission is to develop conservation and research programs which contribute to sustainable wildlife utilization, endangered species management, rescue of injured wildlife and ecosystem health. The NGO is also specialized in the training of government staff, communities and school children for natural resource management
The Ambassador and the CEO of Caracal, Mark Vandewalle, visited the site and discussed the organization’s activities in the region, educational activities and wildlife rescue, as well as the research programs conducted with Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech, USA).
The visit showed the amazing work done by CARACAL and its small but team extremely motivated and thoroughly professional team. It is indeed a pleasure for this Embassy to advocate for this NGO that should not only get support but also inspire other people in different parts of the country.
[For more information, please click on the following link to access to Caracal’s website: http://www.caracal.info/CARACAL/Who_are_we.html ]