Big Cats v Farmers in Namibia

British zoos have paid for GPS collars to learn more about leopards and cheetahs in Namibia

British zoos have paid for GPS collars to learn more about leopards and cheetahs in Namibia

Broadcaster: BBC 1

Year: 2015

Genre: Magazine

URL: http://bobnational.net/record/292506

This 3 minute package from BBC Breakfast (30th April 2015) looks at efforts to protect leopards and cheetahs in Namibia from farmers who consider their livestock to be under threat. Chester and Colchester Zoos have paid for GPS collars to track the big cats and learn more about their lifestyles. The research is uncovering the fact that some cattle DO get attacked, but in relatively small numbers. Farmers are (hopefully) being persuaded to stop shooting and trapping the big cats, and adopt other protective strategies instead – including “alarm donkeys”.

A version of this story is also currently on the BBC website.

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