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World Wildlife Day celebrated at Otjiwarongo

2024-03-04  Correspondent

World Wildlife Day celebrated at Otjiwarongo

OTJIWARONGO - Pupils from Orwetoveni Primary School, Karundu Junior Secondary School and Monica Geingos Junior Secondary School on Friday afternoon gathered at Otjiwarongo’s central businesses district to celebrate World Wildlife Day.

The 2024 World Wildlife Day was organised by the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF), the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism and Otjikoto B2Gold Mine’s environmental department.

The three institutions each asked pupils questions about the general environment, positions of charging carnivores, relaxed herbivores and names of various trees and animals.

CCF lead environmental educator, Ignatius Davids said at the event, the World Wildlife Day is an important annual occasion at CCF as it provides an opportunity for them to celebrate and raise awareness about the world’s fauna and flora.

“Therefore, this day is very important as most of the environmentalists across the world and staff members of CCF who look after about 30 wild cheetahs at the farm come together yearly and celebrate their achievements in conservations,” he said.

The learners then held dancing competitions under the theme ‘Connecting People and Planet: Exploring Digital Innovation in Wildlife Conservation’.

The three schools also had poster competitions, interactive exhibitions and community engagement initiatives to help educate and inspire the local community members about the importance of preserving and protecting wildlife. - Nampa

2024-03-04  Correspondent

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