B2Gold has been a key supporter of CCF Namibia for many years, and their contributions have provided funds towards several programs including the Livestock Guarding Program, Future Farmers of Africa, as well as community conservancy offices in the Greater Waterberg area to be used for education and resources for farmers.
B2Gold has also hosted an event in Canada with us entitled “Achieving Net Benefits Through Partnerships: Business and Biodiversity Roundtable ” where Dr. Laurie Marker had an opportunity to discuss CSR best practices with mining executives.
For the past few years, The Schad Foundation has been a supporter of the Livestock Guarding Program (LDG). The LGD Program continues to be one of the most successful nonlethal predator control methods resulting in a decrease of livestock loss by about 80%. As a result, farmers are killing fewer cheetahs, and predators in general, and the Namibian population of cheetahs is growing.
Parc Safari in Quebec has a number of cheetahs, and guests can observe these cheetahs while driving their car or walking along a boardwalk overseeing the cheetahs. We are collaborating on their annual conservation awareness weekend, providing information and raising funding for our charity.