A scheme using dogs to protect sheep and goats from attack by wild animals in Namibia is proving so successful that it has been exported to Kenya. With their livestock safe from attack, farmers no longer feel the need to hunt cheetahs and leopards.
"We have had amazing results," Laurie Marker of the Cheetah Conservation Fund told the BBC.
"Since the dogs were imported, the cheetah population had increased by a third," she said.
Anatolian Kangal dogs are extremely loyal and are ready to fight to the death. The puppies are given to farmers when they are just eight weeks old.
If the farmers are losing livestock they will track every predator down. But if there are no livestock loss then harmony is developed. They grow up with the flocks of goats and sheep they are to guard and bond with them.
"Livestock loss has been reduced by over 80%," Ms Marker says. Namibia's cheetah population has increased by a third.