Enhancing Lion Protection in Southern Kenya

Peter Lindsey
Grantee Tsavo Trust
Type Protected Area Management
Location Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Parks, Southern Kenya
Grant Amount $169,105
Duration 2 years

The Tsavo ecosystem is a critical stronghold for lions in Kenya. However the park is subject to serious pressure from snaring for bushmeat and also illegal livestock incursions which create competition for grazing with wild ungulates and also pose a risk of lions and other predators being poisoned by livestock keepers wishing to protect their cattle. The LRF issued a grant to Tsavo Trust to deploy a team, in partnership with the Kenya Wildlife Service specifically to tackle these issues. This team should strongly benefit both lions and their prey.