Surveying Lions in Angola

Grantee Zoological Society of London
Type Conservation Planning
Location Mussuma, Angola/Liuwa Plains Ecosystem
Grant Amount $75,875
Duration 1 year

The Zoological Society of London has been funded by LRF for a survey of wildlife in the lands adjacent to Liuwa Plains in Angola. This survey will be used to lobby the Angola government for the establishment of both a new national park and a transfrontier conservation area. Such a protected area and transfrontier conservation area would have significant potential to foster the recovery of wildlife populations and of lions in Angola, a country where lions are believed to be on the edge of local extinction.