Rehabilitating the Luengue-Luiana ecosystem

Joel Herzog
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Grantee Panthera
Type Protected Area Management
Location Angola
Grant Amount $209,662
Duration 2 years

Luengue-Luiana is one of Africa’s largest protected areas at 30,115 square miles. Currently, it is severely depleted of wildlife, but its size and proximity to source populations of lions in neighboring countries means that the park has enormous potential for lion recovery. The LRF has provided two grants to Panthera for law enforcement work – the first to support the employment of community scouts and the second to provide financial and technical support to the efforts of the wildlife authority in the park. In addition, we provided a third grant to help Panthera overcome a major logistical bottleneck: the park is characterized by extremely heavy Kalahari sands making the delivery of goods challenging. We provided funds to allow for the purchase of a 4x4 truck that will enable Panthera to effectively bring in supplies to support their work with communities and the wildlife authority.