Emergency funding for anti-poaching

Jillian Knox
Grantee Niassa Carnivore Project/ TRT Conservation Fund
Type Protected Area Management
Location Niassa National Reserve, Mozambique
Grant Amount $156,769
Duration 1 year

The Niassa Conservation Alliance (NCA) is a partnership among three conservation organizations in the Niassa National Reserve in Mozambique (Niassa Lion Project, Luwire, and Chiulexi). Niassa is facing a major budgetary shortfall this year due to reduction in tourism revenues in the reserve. The LRF’s grant will support anti-poaching work like poaching for bushmeat and targeted poaching of lion body parts in Niassa. This landscape has a large, though declining, population of lions. It is critical that this population is adequately protected.