Rehabilitating the protected areas around Lake Tanganyika

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Grantee Frankfurt Zoological Society
Type Protected area support
Location Northern Zambia
Grant Amount $73,750
Duration One year

The Lion Recovery Fund has provided a grant to Frankfurt Zoological Society to enable them to provide support to Zambia’s Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DNPW) for the management of the vast complex of protected areas around Lake Tanganyika in the far north of the country. A core part of the LRF’s strategy is to catalyse conservation support in under-resourced protected areas. Over the years, Nsumbu National Park and surrounds have become gradually depleted by poachers searching for bushmeat. As their prey has become scarcer lion numbers gradually declined and are now close to local extinction in the area. However, the area has enormous potential for recovery and the FZS / DPNW partnership offers hope that the landscape will once again be home to a large lion population