Tackling human-lion conflict in and around Queen Elizabeth National Park

Peter Lindsey
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Grantee Wildlife Conservation Society
Type Expanding the conservation footprint
Location Uganda
Grant Amount 136,742
Duration 1 year

Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda has recently experienced a major spike in retaliatory killing of lions. This has contributed to a decline in numbers from 144 individuals to around 100. WCS are developing a comprehensive programme with which to tackle human-lion conflict in the park and with LRF support will be under taking a number of activities, including: rehabilitating a Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger station near the boundary to help tackle illegal incursions of livestock into the park; rehabilitating and extending the trenches along the boundary which have been erected to minimise cattle movement into the park and of elephants out of the park; hire community scouts to act as a liaison between WCS and UWA and the communities to help tackle HLC and to train communities in livestock husbandry techniques designed to reduced depredation of cattle by lions, and monitoring lions in conflict-prone areas to help for rapid response in the event that they leave the park.