Anti-poaching by Mark Haldane
There is a strange irony in all of this. Whether we are hunters, anti-hunting, or neutral on the subject, if we exist today the reality is that we are descendants of an ancestor who was a highly successful hunter. Only the strong survived. Whilst many modern humans have lost it, thank heavens, for the sake of conservation, the hunting gene is still strong in some of us. Despite cries of foul play by those critical of the profession or sport, the facts and figures speak for themselves. The most successful comeback of wildlife in the past two decades has been funded by hunters and hunting revenue. The success story can be found in the Zambeze Delta. Zambeze Delta Safaris operating in Coutada 11, has arguably the most successful modern day anti-poaching unit to be found anywhere. In an attempt to learn from the Delta and the contributing factors of its success, Craig Boddington and Conrad Evarts, along with the Zambeze Delta Anti-Poaching Team, are planning the production of a six part television show. They want to tell the story of the often unsung heroes of conservation which is this anti-poaching unit. The documentary will demonstrate how they operate, their methods and the incredible comeback of wildlife in the Zambeze Delta. There will be a strong emphasis on how hunters like you and I have made this possible. Please take four minutes to watch the clip below.
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This is an exciting project for conservation in action - promoted by hunters and hunters alone.
Anti-poaching by Craig Boddington
"In Coutadas 11 and 12, 2.5 million acres of wild Africa in coastal Mozambique, Zambeze Delta Safaris has turned back the clock and done a fantastic job of protecting and recovering the wildlife for 20 years. Today it's almost like it used to be...but human encroachment and poaching pressure continues to build. The need to help to maintain their effective anti-poaching efforts, and this project is the best way to get the word out!”
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Cameroon Hunting Adventures
is a joint operation between Mike Currie, and Glen and Mark Haldane. Together offering you 65 years in the hunting industry. All of us having hunted most of the Southern and East African Countries.
In an attempt to offer our clients a continued level of professionalism that they have become accustomed to, we have decided to expand into the Cameroon. Mike has 8 years of extensive first hand hunting experience and camp management in the area which has allowed us acess to the finest concessions and hunting blocks available.
Introduction to Cameroon
Situated on Africa’s West coast, Cameroon is one of Africa’s most diverse countries. Stretching from the tropical rainforests in the South (at a latitude of 1o
N), through the mixed woodlands and savannah’s, into the more arid north and finally up to Lake Chad (at a latitude of 13o
N). This diversity in vegetation hosts an incredibly vast array of animal and bird species. Ranging from the elusive Bongo, Forest Sitatunga and Giant Forest Hog, through to the Lord Derby Eland, North Western Buffalo and Roan in the north.
Surrounded by Gabon and Equatorial Guinea in the South, the Central African Republic and Chad to the East, Nigeria and the Atlantic Ocean to the West. Cameroon is one of the most financially and politically stable countries in central Africa. Cameroon has a well developed timber, agricultural and petroleum industries.
The name Cameroon comes from the early Portuguese sailors who discovered the abundance of mud lobsters in the Wouri river (at the present day Douala). They thus named it the “Rio des Camaroes” or “River of Shrimp”. Thus the name Cameroon, in reference to the shrimp. The two official languages of the Cameroon are English and French, with French being more widely spoken.
The local currency is known as the CFA Franc (XAF). This can be calculated at a fixed rate of exchange as 650 CFA to the Euro. The population of Cameroon is estimated to be about 20 million people, in a country slightly larger than the state of California.
Access to the country is easy via Europe and South Africa, with several airlines using Douala as one of their main points of entry. Air France offer daily non-stop flights from Paris.