The CLAWS Conservancy has made significant progress in many areas of community based conservation! In the last 2 years Pride in Our Prides has seen the birth of more than 15 new cubs, only 2 lions killed in conflict and no cases of poison use. We initiated a program to "resurrect the traditional herder" through the first ever Livestock Herder Training Course in Botswana.
After several months of planning and conversations, our wolf program, Scent of a Wolf, is poised to begin its pilot phase in northwestern Montana! Our partners at the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, NY and Wildlife Science Center in MN are collecting scent from captive wolves that we will send to Montana for deployment. We will develop a protocol for a larger study later in the year.
For Leopards Without Borders, we submitted comments to the Convention for Migratory Species to support the listing of leopards for added international protection and plan to submit comments to US Fish and Wildlife Service to re-evaluate their conservation status!
Soon, we will launch our first social media campaign, so stay tuned!
To read more about our work from 2017, click on our ANNUAL REPORT