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The Caracal Documentary Project is a documentary in the works that will attempt to foster a dialogue about the efforts to bridge the conflict that goes on in southern Namibia, South Africa, between livestock ranchers and the Caracal Cat.
Today, Caracal cats are killed by livestock farmers who fear the cats preying on their livestock. But what researcher Aletris Neils has found, and talks about in the video, is that these cats do more good for ranch lands than the ranchers themselves understand. Caracals are diet-specific, meaning they can be made to not prey on livestock. The greatest benefit from this is that one Caracal on the territory can fend off other cats.
With your help, we can put a stop to the eradication of these cats and bring a better dialogue for understanding the complex relationships on the ranch lands. Anything you can give us would be beneficial for these elegant creatures and also for the ranchers themselves.
The goal for this documentary is multifold. First and foremost, we want to introduce the Caracal Cat to the rest of the world as the magnificent and beautiful creature. We also want to draw attention to the ongoing discussion now in Namibia started by Aletris Neils and her conservation efforts with the support of the local ranching population. Finally, we want to ensure that any misconceptions is cleared up: there are no villains in this situation, just multiple players in a complicated situation that needs a solution.
The CDP aims to raise the awareness on these beautiful big cats so the world can participate in the discussion on how to best handle these creatures. The ranchers, many of whom have already been very welcoming and supportive of the research, are already ready to talk.
This is not a simple story. There are no bad guys or good guys. There is only us. If we do not all work together, then it may become too late and the beautiful Caracals in the region may soon be eradicated.
This project will only be funded if Kickstarter raises $1675 in the next 7 DAYS. Please help these innocent cats if you can!