We collaborate with local stakeholders to develop innovative approaches to promote human-carnivore coexistence.
We believe that by protecting the needs of people, we can also protect wildlife. Our science-based projects reduce conflict between people and predators worldwide. We take pride in building tailored, sustainable approaches.
In Northern Botswana lions are poisoned in retaliation for livestock killing. In response, our program is designed to help people learn about the local prides to increase awareness and tolerance. We also help mitigate conflict by building lion-proof livestock enclosures using traditional weaving skills with locally sourced, sustainable materials. #prideinourprides
Wolf packs communicate their territories by scent marking and howling. By using these territorial cues, we will establish a 'biofence' to keep wolves out of high conflict areas in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. This method, a non-lethal livestock protection tool, empowers local ranchers while allowing wolves to thrive. #wolveswild
Leopards are the most widely distributed wild cat on the planet. As such, they are the cat most often in conflict with people. We are leading the global assessment of leopard status for the World Conservation Union (IUCN) Red List to establish the current status of the species and identify areas of conservation priority. #leopardswithoutborders