SCC Caracal Project dedicated to late Nina

Like with every ending of an old and beginning of a new year one starts thinking about how the old year has been and what plans could be made for the year(s) to come. Lots of highlights in the year 2012, like the start of SPOTTED CATS CONSERVATION, a new project and partnership with Daniell Cheetah in SA and with this the realisation of many huge and great projects, like the leopardproject phase I (and relocation of ambassador leopards Feline and Felix), projects for black footed cats and servals, and the brandnew caracalproject dedicated to late caracal Nina. Also we were happy to be able to rescue lions Chuck and Norris out of the hands of the ugly Canned Hunting Business and to have found a sponsor to keep them at the project and to built a huge camp for them.

Like with every ending of an old and beginning of a new year one starts thinking about how the old year has been and what plans could be made for the year(s) to come. Lots of highlights in the year 2012, like the start of SPOTTED CATS CONSERVATION, a new project and partnership with Daniell Cheetah in SA and with this the realisation of many huge and great projects, like the leopardproject phase I (and relocation of ambassador leopards Feline and Felix), projects for black footed cats and servals, and the brandnew caracalproject dedicated to late caracal Nina. Also we were happy to be able to rescue lions Chuck and Norris out of the hands of the ugly Canned Hunting Business and to have found a sponsor to keep them at the project and to built a huge camp for them.

Then the release of the caracalbook, photography by me and Anton Buijen van Weelden (WCW), and lots of PR in magazines, papers, on radio and tv for the projects both in Holland and in SA. We are so grateful for all these things we achieved the past year, but unlike all happiness also great sadness and frustration marked this year, when we thought we were doing the right thing to start a cooperation with Stichting Leeuw at Landgoed Hoenderdaell/Netherlands. This cooperation ended because at this sanctuary they intentionally killed our young caracal Nina. Her arrival and friendship was one of the highlights of this year, but we went through wars having to lose her again because of this act of violence by horrible people. This was 2012.
Looking at 2013 we already have lots of new projects in mind. Leopard Project phase II will start early this year. The caracalproject will be officially opened in January, spreading Nina’s ashes at the spot, also we like to share the iniative for a future project for tigers, in which you really must all participate. A big scale fundraising will start but very transparent so that you all really feel you are taking part of this. Big plans to start a series of WCW/WCM books next year, combined with (all selftaken) pictures, stories and facts from both the catsspecies in their natural habitat but also our ambassador cats. Something to really look forward to. Will keep you all informed. Thanks to you all for the wonderful support and faith in us to do the best we can for the wild cats in the wild as well as in captivity!

-Babette de Jonge- Wild Cats World/Wild Cats Magazine

Book Caracals in India – Printed and ready for sale!

Order now!!! Book “Caracals in India” by Shekhar Kolipaka and all photos of wild caracals in India by: Babette de Jonge (also coverphotos)/Wild Cats World and Anton Buijen van Weelden. Price 15 euro (excl. postage), which will be invested in new WCW projects benefiting caracals and other wild cats species.

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Please contact us to order and exchange further details.
Through this book you will get first hand info of the caracal and its behaviour. Foreword by Peter Jackson, IUCN Cat Specialist Group/Chairman Emeritus.

New Ambassador Leopard Project II: Félipe

Meet Félipe, the new ambassador for our leopard conservation Project part II in SA. Félipe is born October 1st, 2012 and he will be the future partner of our female ambassador Feline, who is still enjoying the company of her brother Felix, for whom we hope to find a lovely girlfriend soon too. It will of course take at least another year, maybe longer, to introduce Feline and Felix to their new partners. In January 2013 we will already start building the new leopardenclosure at our Spotted Cats Conservation Project in SA where we already have projects for leopards, servals, black footed cats, caracals and lions.

 

Projects in Progress at Spotted Cats Conservation, SA

Ever since June this year there’s work in progress at our Spotted Cats Conservation Project in SA. After the huge leopard enclosure, projects for black-footed cats, servals, caracals have been started and finished.
The huge new camp for lions Chuck and Norris has been worked on hard by Francois Erasmus and his workers as we speak. Hopefully this will be finished by the end of this year so that both “Ambassadors Against Canned Hunting” can move in.

Early next year another project will be started: Leopards Phase II, with another huge enclosure and new leopards coming in to form future couples with resident leopards Feline and Felix.

At the caracalproject male Leo will join female Lea, and the ashes of late caracal Nina will be spread there. This will officially open the caracalproject, honouring Nina who died of human cruelty in sanctuary/Stichting Leeuw (Lion), Landgoed Hoenderdaell, Anna Paulowna in the Netherlands.

Of course we are relying solely on gifts and sponsoring, and we like to express our gratitude and heartfelt sympathy to the generousity of some supporters, who already helped us to realise so many fantastic projects, creating the life our great cats deserve!
By volunteering at our project you can also support us! For more info please contact us or follow us on Facebook, Twitter (see the icons in the header) or on the website wildcatsworld.org.

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