BUSHMEN LION TRACKERS - Tsumkwe, Namibia, Africa.

In the far east of Namibia - an area called Bushmanland - an ancient culture must adapt or it will be overrun and lost. The Bushmen have always lived in harmony with their harsh land. Now, they must find a balance - a way to maintain their culture, yet survive in a modern world which demands more productivity of the land. These Bushmen have been studying their resident lion and leopard populations to see if they could be "sustainably utilized" or hunted commercially. Claytor assisted with aerial radio-tracking of the leopards that were then tracked on foot to acquire data. If the research is successful, commercial hunting will provide substantial income for the community. The money can help with education and other projects, but more importantly, the Bushmen will still be living in harmony with their land and retaining their culture.