Tackling human-lion conflict in the Zambezi region of Namibia

Jessica Aleece
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Grantee Kwando Carnivore Project
Type Human-wildlife Coexistence
Location Namibia
Grant Amount $102,700
Duration 2 years

The Zambezi region is critically important for lion conservation from the perspective of connectivity as it connects populations in Botswana with those in Angola and Zambia. At present however, lions are often killed in the community areas of the Zambezi region in response to conflict over livestock, threatening that connectivity. LRF supported the Kwando Carnivore Project to work with local communities in trainings about livestock husbandry and to strengthen cattle corrals to limit human-lion conflict. This project will collaborate very closely with the nearby WildCru project in the Chobe enclave.