Incentivizing human-lion coexistence

Incentivizing human-lion coexistence

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Grantee Ruaha Carnivore Project and Lion Landscapes
Type Human-wildlife Coexistence
Location Ruaha National Park, Tanzania
Grant Amount $218,100
Duration 5 years

The Ruaha Carnivore Project (RCP) was granted by the LRF to help expand a programme designed to incentivise communities to help protect lions and other wildlife on the borders of Ruaha National Park in Tanzania. This project recognises communities as custodians over wildlife and rewards them for effective protection of the resource. In addition to protecting wildlife in the community areas themselves, this project also creates key buffers for the Ruaha National Park. An extension to the original grant was provided in 2021 to allow for continuation of the performance payments programme.