Animal Planet calls him “Africa’s Crocodile Dundee”. Will (from the Leopard Project) says he’s the absolute best at capturing a wild animal with minimal harm. Most comfortable in the bush tracking a man-eating lion or elusive leopard Dairen Simpson is coming to the Texas Hill Country.
What a treat! Plan on being here in late April, along with enjoying the bluebonnets, meet Dairen Simpson in person and hear his wild tales of tracking, catching and working with some of our planets most amazing predators.
Today our quest for venues, sponsors, and getting an event planner involved began. With the help of Twitter and Face Book we’re moving the process along nicely. However, if you know of a great place to host a wildlife event or a crazy (fun) activity to go along with this to get people out, leave a comment.
Our goal is to raise $50,000! The majority of which will go to fund Dairen’s travel expenses to the Leopard project, pay for two tracking collars and other needed equipment.
After leaving Texas Dairen flies to South Africa where he will track, capture and collar two free roaming leopards so their movements and behaviors can be monitored. These two leopards will make a total of five being studied to determine species status and gather data for the predator protection program. You see, one of the leopard’s greatest threats is the farmer. The Predator Protection program, though early in it’s work, is proving successful in resolving human predator conflict (in other words keeping leopards alive and farmers happy.)
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