A big thank you must go out to our donors, we have raised enough money for one set of LED lights. We will be purchasing these lights from South Africa.
Recently there have been no livestock depredation cases recorded in the Matetsi Ward. 4, in Victoria Falls. There were 4 livestock (cattle) losses to lions recorded in October in the area. All four of the attacks took place during the day in the rangeland. Which is showing the usefulness and need of the LED lights as no livestock have been attacked in their pens as these are protected with the LED flashing lights.
Thank you again to our donors we can now protect one more livestock holding pen.
ALERTs Human-wildlife conflict mitigation in Matetsi ward continued as usual. Some recent figures from the team show the following livestock losses to leopard, hyena and lion, (8 cattle, 8 goats, 2 donkeys, 2 dogs and 1 pig).
Some of our lit homesteads had lions visiting them but experienced no attacks at the cattle kraals. Only one of the lit homesteads had their pig killed by lions at night. This is possible because their pigsty does not have any lights and is further away from the lit kraal. The lions also avoided using the route which goes close to the kraal hence no images were obtained from our camera trap. 3 cattle and 8 goats which are part of the above records were lost during the night in Masikili village.
The loss occurred in the section of the village where no single homestead has lights installed on any of the kraals. In terms of diversity of predators’ woodlands village seemed to have suffered the most. The village members lost one cattle to a clan of hyenas at dawn when they were being taken back to the kraal. They also lost two dogs to a leopard. The remaining 4 cattle which were recorded occurred in the rangeland during the daytime when cattle were left to free-range and were caused by lions.
So we would like to thank our donors for their support and help, the money raised recently;y in the Little by Little campaign will help ALERT expand this project. We can now fully light up another homestead and that is thanks to you, so thank you we look forward to taking this project further with you alongsie us.
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