Festus Tjimbi volunteers to monitor wildlife

Festus Tjimbi volunteers to monitor wildlife

Position: Game guard, Otjimboyo Conservancy

Job responsibilities: Tjimbi is a volunteer game guard, and his job involves monitoring wildlife movements.

"There is no break or lock down when it comes wildlife, and my job. I am doing this for my conservancy and for future generations to get a chance to also enjoy the same privilege as we do today.

We face a lot of challenges such nonpayment and walking long distances. I am appealing to our potential tourists to visit Namibia as usual once the pandemic subsides.

We as community game guards will make sure that you will enjoy the same scenery with wildlife when you visit after the corona virus. I thank you."

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Festus Tjimbi volunteers to monitor wildlife