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Dogs Ease Namibia's Cheetah Farmer Conflicts

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August 27, 2013
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Bred by cheetah conservationists to stop farmers from killing the big cats, Anatolian shepherd dogs are transforming farming techniques in Namibia by reducing conflicts between carnivores and humans.


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