Namibia: A Love for BIG Cat Predators

by Jan 26, 2012Big Cats

WORLD-RENOWNED big cat conservationists, authors and photographers Jonathan and Angela Scott are heading to Namibia to share their passion for big cat predators.

The Scotts have achieved world fame for their photographs, books and the internationally acclaimed TV series ‘Big Cat Diaries’.

While in Namibia, they will be hosted by Dr Laurie Marker, the founder and executive director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) at the CCF centre near Otjiwarongo.

Then they will present a lecture and fundraiser in Windhoek on Valentine’s Day, February 14, where they will speak on the topic ‘Love your predators: A Valentine’s date with big cats’. The talk will include some of the photographic work taken by the couple during their work with predators plus photographs picturing the wilderness they have encountered during their travels. They will also share their knowledge and some anecdotes about the lives of big cats.

In a press release Marker praised the couple’s work and said that “Jonathan and Angie are two of the most respected conservationists in the world, and few people know the importance of predators more than them”.

The Scotts are primarily in Namibia to attend the African Lion Working Group conference that will take place in the Etosha National Park from February 10 to 11.

Then they will participate in a week-long safari to the Skeleton Coast and Serra Cafema camp close to the Angolan border in the Kunene Region, as guests of Wilderness Safaris.

“Namibia is one of our favourite wild places, one of the most scenic spots on the planet. We are regular contributors to national and international wildlife and travel magazines and will be writing up our adventures on our return to our home in East Africa”, the Scott couple said.