Conservation Speaker Series: Saving Cheetahs
October 10 // 5:30-7:30 pm
Rebecca Klein, Executive Director, Cheetah Conservation Botswana
Members - $30
Non Members - $35
Children - $10
Your ticket includes dinner, 1 drink, and the presentation
Learn how Cheetah Conservation Botswana is working with local communities and farmers to reduce the human-wildlife conflict to save Botswana's cheetahs. Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens supports CCB's work in creating Kalahari Bush Camps to educate the local children on the importance of cheetahs and the environment through lectures, games and fun.
Cheetah Conservation Botswana aims to preserve the nation’s cheetah population through scientific research, community outreach and conservation education, working with rural communities to promote coexistence with Botswana’s rich diversity of carnivore species.
Botswana hosts the world’s second-largest population of cheetahs, behind Namibia, with an estimated population of approximately 2,000 individuals. This accounts for approximately 20% of the world’s remaining wild cheetahs. Due to Botswana's location in the centre of southern Africa, this population is also crucial to facilitate connectivity between other regional populations. Because of their wide-ranging natures, animals like the cheetah and the African wild dog need large areas to survive. As a result, protected areas cannot solely relied upon to maintain populations of these species; that is one reason why some 90% of Botswana's cheetah live outside protected areas, and why cheetah are so spread widely distributed across countries.
If you are interested in attending, please call Lucas Meers at (904) 757-4463 ext. 396 to see if space is available.