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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
#wildcru #sudan #sahel #lions #lionconservation #pantheraleo #wildafrica #africanwildlifeconservation #addictedto_nature #conservationnews #lionrecovery #oxforduniversity

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#Regram #RG @lionrecovery: Growing livestock numbers pose serious challenges for lion conservation. However, community rangelands provide important habitats for lions and their prey in many areas. Promoting co-existence between people and lions is thus essential and a core part of the LRF strategy for recovering lions. Photo by @petelindseyafrica #lions #lionsofinstagram #lionconservation #humanwildlifeconflict #desertification #pastoralism #goats #cows #rangelands #savannahs #goatsofinstagram #bigcats #overgrazing #erosion #humanlionconflict

What you see is not a fight, it's the lions' natural behavior after mating ☝️🤔

What do you see in this amazing thermal image from Zambia?
Photo by @paulschuette during his time with the Zambia Carnivore Programme @zcp_org

#thermalimage #lionconservation #nightwork #nocturnal #bigcats #catsofinstagram #bigcatsofinstagram #wildliferesearch

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The unsettling sight of a regal #lion brought low by a poacher's snare is one we want to eliminate. Our field team in Zambia’s Kafue National Park is having success training law enforcement and deploying advanced #tech to protect these majestic #bigcats. Join the fight to defend these kings and queens of Kafue this #EarthDay when you check out the link in our bio. #earthday2018 #istandwithbigcats #Zambia #Africa #wildlifeconservation #vulnerablespecies #bigcats #wildcats #letlionslive #lionconservation #actforcats #lions #wildlife #cats #bigcatsofinstagram #kafuenationalpark #zambia #cheetah #leopard #wilddog #hyena #carnivores #predators #predatorsunderthreat @zcp_org #zambiancarnivoreprogramme #wildlifevet #wildlifeveterinarian Photos by @m_vinx
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Working with communities is what being a Lion Ranger is all about! Sometimes this means staying late into the night to ensure that lions remain at a safe distance from livestock kraals. Here Lion Rangers visit the Mbokondja homesteads in the Anabeb Conservancy. What a wonderful night to sit by the fire and help ensure the security of farmers and the conservation of desert-adapted lions.
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#ittakescommunities
#desertadapted
#anabebconservancy
#IRDNC
#kunene
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#cbnrm

Kunene's desert-adapted lions are a unique population inhabiting an amazing place. Working together with MET, IRDNC, and Desert Lion Conservation, the Lion Rangers are helping safeguard these special creatures. Today a special thanks goes to Joe and Gisela Noci, who are providing technical support for lion early- warning systems. Working together a world of farmers and lions is possible!
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#IRDNC
#MET
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#desert-adapted
#kunene

Photo by Tina Vinjevold

In support of anti-poaching efforts, the #KopeLion team threw on a pair of runners and completed the 21km race in the #NgorongoroMarathon this weekend! Big congratulations to all our staff who competed: for some, it was not only their first half marathon, but first time to wear running shoes!

Photos: Penelope Rogers

#lionconservation #ngorongoro #ngorongoroconservationarea #ilchokuti #maasai #ngorongoromatathon2018 #marathon #running

A slight reprieve from the heat! This little one was comfortably tucked away on a rock in the shelter of trees with his mother and aunts. #lioncub #lion #lionconservation #lionsoftheserengeti #serengeti #serengetinationalpark #tanzania #savethelions

Hiding from Monday’s responsibilities like...

Duo raja ganteng.
Wanna give them a big hug 🤗🤗 #lion #lionlovers #roar #lionroar #lionconservation credit to @ggconservation

African countries have set aside vast areas of land as protected areas (PAs). Among them are some of the most iconic wildlife areas on the planet. However, many PAs are suffering severe under-funding which makes them vulnerable to human pressures, such as poaching. If prey numbers decline, lion numbers invariably also decline. Africa’s PAs thus represent both a great challenge and a great opportunity for lion conservation. If managed optimally, Africa’s PAs could support 3-4x the number of lions that currently exist. As a result, providing support for PA management represents a centrepiece of the LRF strategy.

#parks #nationalparks #protectedareas #gamereserves #wilderness #poaching #antipoaching #snaring #bushmeat #rangers #lions #lionconservation #pantheraleo #zebra #zebrasofinstagram
Photo by @petelindseyafrica

The Lion Rangers are partnered with Dr. Philip Stander of Desert Lion Conservation. Desert Lion Conservation recently launched its newly-renovated website: desertion.info

Watch that space for upcoming exciting updates about lion conservation in northwest Namibia.

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#desertlionconservation
#ittakescommunities
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#cbnrm
#desert-adapted
#MET
#kunene

Photo @awattamaniuk

Responding to human-lion conflict demands close interactions with communities to strengthen relationships, trust, and mutual understanding. Here, Lion Rangers work with MET staff and local herders to respond to a developing 'problem lion' situation in the Anabeb Conservancy. Led by Lion Rangers Linus Mbomboro and Ronald Karutjaiva and MET Ranger Amon Uararavi, community members discuss how to coordinate livestock movements to avoid further conflict. Working together we were able to avoid worsening the conflict, and the lion eventually departed from the homestead.
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#ittakescommunities
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#anabebconservancy
#kunene
#IRDNC
#desert-adapted

Photo by @awattamaniuk

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Targeted poaching of lions for skins, claws, teeth, bones and other body parts is a new threat to the species.
This issue has emerged as being serious in some places, whereas in others it remains more of a potential than an actual threat. We need to better understand where the demand for these products is coming from and who is involved. The LRF has supported a project by @wildlifecrimeprevention and @zcp_org working with the authorities in Zambia to pro-actively study the trade dynamics so that the threat can be tackled effectively before it has chance to emerge more seriously.

We commend the proactive approach of the Zambian authorities to tackle this emergent threat.

Photos by @zcp_org and @m_vinx

#skintrade #poaching #antipoaching #antitrafficking #wildlifecrime #lionpoaching #lionconservation #lionrecovery #pantheraleo #africanwildlifeconservation #conservewildlife

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