We are assisting the Otjimboyo Conservancy to become a model project for food production in an arid area. The capacity building and empowerment training provides desperately needed skills and motivation to the inhabitants to consider their plight from a perspective of opportunity, rather than despair.
INVESTING IN ALTERNATIVE LIVELIHOODS
Among our most rewarding projects is investing in improving livelihoods of people living with wildlife, creating alternative food source and income models. We are assisting the Otjimboyo Conservancy to become a model project for food production in an arid area. The capacity building and empowerment training provides desperately needed skills and motivation to the inhabitants to consider their plight from a perspective of opportunity, rather than despair.
This project is a collaborative venture between the Conservation Film Foundation Trust and the Otjimboyo Conservancy Management Committee. The project was started with a grant from the Environmental Investment Funds based in Windhoek, Namibia.
Additional funding for project sustainability and expansion is essential to the success of this initiative.
It will furthermore be the first time where the plight of the community is documented on video, and the solutions implemented shared with the world.
Improve livelihoods to save wildlife and protect natural ecosystems
WE Got IT Covered
Supporting Conservancies in Namibia to become self sufficient in improving their livelihoods by creating alternative food source and income models and measures to protect wildife.
All environmental research projects and conservation efforts need to be well documented to create a mainstream understanding of the natural environment we as humans are part of.
Reconciling Humans with Nature is the core objective of the Conservation Film Foundation. The involvement of communities in conservancies in ecotourism is key.
Creating global awareness of the plight of endangered wildlife in Namibia is a priority. Watch our films on wildlife conservation efforts in Namibia on ECO CHANNEL AFRICA.
All our films are targeted at bringing into balance the basics of a healthy relationship between humans and their natural environment.
THE WAY WE WORK
The main function of the CONSERVATION FILM FOUNDATION TRUST, an environmental education non-profit NGO, is raising and availing funds for documenting and filming critical conservation projects towards awareness of critical research work, environmental education, protecting biodiversity and saving endangered species. All films are distributed through partners and screened on the public YouTube platform ECO CHANNEL AFRICA
- Filming critical conservation projects and relevant research work in Namibia.
- Sharing biodiversity protection as a global and common concern of humankind.
- Disseminating a better and communal understanding of Namibia’s natural environments.
- Reinforcing that wildlife conservation has become the responsibility of every person living on planet earth.
- Supporting conservancy communities in environmental education, protecting biodiversity and endangered species.
In a world of distraction and disconnect it has become of prime importance to reconcile humans with the enormous variety of life in Namibia’s natural environment. Above all, humans need to be reconciled with essence of nature’s ecological life support, and the inevitable consequences of avoiding this reality.
We build on the trust, that together with you, mindsets and awareness levels can positively change. Our combined contribution awards conservation research and environmental protection agencies the recognition they deserve and inspires and supports them to continue their commitment to our planet on our behalf.
The WHAT and WHY of our VISION:
- Our activities and documentary productions centre around the vision of a positive balance between Namibia’s natural resources and humans being sustained, improved or restored where possible,
- To build resilience and mitigate future stressors by assisting Namibian communities in protecting, managing and maintaining natural resources,
- To meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
The WHICH and HOW of our MISSION Made Possible:
- Identify and document meaningful capacity building projects that need assistance in assessing risks and mitigating environmental and climate change impacting on their survival, be it animals, humans, plants and biospheres by
- Objectively analysing information and mobilising resources to produce visual documentaries for education and
- Change towards a humane and environmentally sound future for all Namibians.
Less of the obvious, more of the meaningful.