Cheetah conservationists honoured at annual gala

Awards recognising those who have helped conserve the cheetah and the Namibian environment, were dished out at the at an annual Gala Dinner, held earlier in the month, at the Windhoek Country Club.
Dr. Laurie Marker presented four 2016 Cheetah Conservation Awards, on behalf of the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) Board of Directors.
At the event, Dr. Chris Brown was presented with CCF’s 2016 Cheetah Conservationist of the Year for his dedication to the Namibian environment and community conservation.
For the 2016 Cheetah Conservation Farmer of the Year, the award was clinched by Dr. Libertine Amathila for her care and dedication to her livestock guarding dog. In 2010, when she retired from government service, she devoted her full attention to farm near Gobabis, where she provides excellent care for her livestock using her CCF Livestock Guarding Dog.
Another recipient was retired Director of the School of Natural Resources of the Namibian University of Science and Technology (NUST), Dr. Willem J. Jankowitz, who received the 2016 Cheetah Conservation Educator of the Year Award. CCF has worked closely with Dr. Jankowitz, and the school of Natural Resources training over 150 student interns in the past 17 years.
As for the Cheetah Conservation Fund’s 2016 Special Loyalty Award, Mr. Manfred Böttger clinched the award for his years of support given to CCF, where he has attended CCF’s gala dinner annually for the past 18 years.
The 2016 Cheetah Conservation Educator of the Year Award was presented to Dr. Willem J. Jankowitz, retired Director of the School of Natural Resources of the Namibian University of Science and Technology (NUST). CCF has worked closely with Dr. Jankowitz, and the school of Natural Resources training over 150 student interns in the past 17 years.
Meanwhile, for the 18th consecutive year, Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) celebrated the speed and elegance of the cheetah with fellow Namibians.

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