Global estimates for lions keep plummeting in the face of increased human pressure. Lion biologists from around southern Africa have recently published their findings from a continental assessment of lion populations which the New York Times picked up.
Our program, Pride in Our Prides, was established outside of traditional protected areas at the front lines of lion conflict. We have taken a different approach to lion conservation by engaging the communities to increase tolerance and non-lethal conflict mitigation. It is early days, but we remain optimistic!