Young conservationists of tomorrow
Antelopes, elephants, buffaloes, rhinos, lions, crocodiles – in Botswana, the Okavango Delta is the most animal-rich region on earth. Hard to imagine, but true: Many children around the game reserves have never seen these animals! We definitely want to change that!
As part of our E4C programme (Education for Conservation), we are taking every opportunity to turn them into conservationists of tomorrow: with excursions to the nationalparks, field trips, tracking workshops or special elephant or lion days.
The first thing the children get from us are binoculars, but when they actually spot a lion, the excitement is great. When the children return to their villages in the evening, exhausted after a day of safari, they are on fire. They enthusiastically tell their families what they have experienced and that animals are now their friends and not their enemies. Some children are already sure that they would like to work in nature conservation and safari tourism one day. And we support them in doing so.