World Wildlife Day celebrated at Otjiwarongo

OTJIWARONGO: Learners of the 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 at Otjiwarongo was jointly 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 learners questions about the general environment, positions of charging carnivores, relaxed herbivores and names of various trees and animals.

CCF lead environmental educator, Ignatius Davids at the event said World Wildlife Day is an important annual occasion at CCF as this 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 a total of about 30 wild cheetahs
at the farm would come together yearly and celebrate their achievements in conservations,’ he said.

The school 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 with a purpose to help educate and inspire the local community members here about the importance of preserving and protecting wildlife.

Source: Namibia Press Agency

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