Good news from Sudan!!
Dinder Natuonal Park has the only protected population of lions in Sudan. LRF provided a grant to WildCru to undertake a survey of lions in Dinder as part of a conservation needs-assessment for the park. Project lead, Hans Bauer estimated there to be 157 lions, which was more than expected! They also reconfirmed the presence of the rare Heuglin’s gazelle. Though there is a need for conservation investment in Dinder, the site offers significant recovery potential for lions, particularly because the park is adjacent to Alatash NP in Ethiopia. Excitingly, Hans suggests that “the lions in Sudan almost certainly belong to the rarer sub-species of lion, Panthera leo leo found across India and West, Central, North Africa”.
NB this survey was co-funded by @bornfreefoundation Photo by Wildlife Research Centre
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