Reclaim 1000s of acres of grasslands in Namibia

 
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Reclaim 1000s of acres of grasslands in Namibia

Reclaim 1000s of acres of grasslands in Namibia
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BushBlok

BushBlok
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Bush-choked savannah

Bush-choked savannah
The grass savannahs of sub-saharan Africa are literally being choked by invasive acacia bushes that sport needle-sharp thorns. These bushes destroy wildlife habitat as well as grazing land for livestock. (view small | med | large | orig)

Beginning the Restoration Process

Beginning the Restoration Process
The bush is harvested, allowed to dry, then chipped on the spot. The chipped bush is then taken to the BushBlok manufacturing plant in Otjiwarongo, Namibia, where it is turned into BushBlok, a fuel log. (view small | med | large | orig)

The Extrusion Process

The Extrusion Process
The chips are exposed to high heat, causing the wood to naturally glue itself together, and formed into "logs". (view small | med | large | orig)

The Finished Product

The Finished Product
Workers at the BushBlok plant proudly display the finished product. (view small | med | large | orig)

Savannah as it was meant to be

Savannah as it was meant to be
This land was once choked with the invasive acacia bushes. Now it has been returned to its natural state: the perfect habitat for antelope, cheetahs and other grassland species. (view small | med | large | orig)

The Cheetah Conservation Fund

The Cheetah Conservation Fund
Dr. Laurie Marker, founder and Executive Director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund, and Chewbaaka, CCF's cheetah ambassador, enjoy a pristine savannah in Namibia. (view small | med | large | orig)

Cheetah in bush-harvested area marking playtree

Cheetah in bush-harvested area marking playtree
Photo from Progress Report 'Bush harvesting is working!' (view small | med | large | orig)

Leopard cubs at playtree in bush-harvested area

Leopard cubs at playtree in bush-harvested area
Photo from Progress Report 'Bush harvesting is working!' (view small | med | large | orig)

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Organization

Project Leader

Shannon Sharp

Operations Director
Namibia, Namibia

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