Caracal Biodiversity Centre

Botswana Caracal Center
 

Caracal Biodiversity Center


The Centre for the Conservation of African Resources, Animals, Communities and Land use (CARACAL) was founded in 2001 with their main focus being environmental conservation, community support and development in the wildlife industry and environmental and conservation education.

Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero is proud to be involved with the centre which has been operational for a number of years. The centre is very involved in educational programmes for local children, the rehabilitation of injured animals and birds and also houses a small snake park.

 

Botswana Caracal Center

The Centre for the Conservation of African Resources; Animals, Communities and Land use (CARACAL) was founded in 2001 with their main focus being environmental conservation, community support and development in the wildlife industry and environmental and conservation education. The centre has also established a small informal wildlife orphanage and rescue facility in Chobe National Park because of the number of orphaned and injured animals that require attention in many parts of the country. Also accommodated at the centre is the Chobe Women's Arts & Craft Centre which is housed on the loft of the centre where baskets can be bought from the local women helping them with additional income and poverty alleviation. During a recent Sanctuary conference the staff managed to raise $2300 for the centre which will be used for the funding for a new aviary. 

Guests staying at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero, situated just outside of the Chobe National Park in Botswana will have the opportunity to visit the Caracal Biodiversity Education and Training Centre. The Centre is situated about 5 kilometres from Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero and purely a voluntary project with no government funding. A tour of the facility can range between one to two hours and it is proposed that guests from Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero please contribute US$10 per person to the centre when visiting it.