Lions At the Gate! Nat Geo Shares News of Our Lion Alert System

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As lion populations plummet across Africa, innovative solutions must be employed to address the underlying conflict. If villagers knew when lions were about, they could take preventative measures to reduce the conflict and reduce the need for retaliatory killing.

Over the past 2 years, we have been developing an innovative alert system that notifies villagers via cell phone when lions approach the village. These alerts have reduced conflict by 50% when recipients heed the messages and use preventative measures. Read the Nat Geo article here with a link to the original manuscript!

Congrats to our Pride in Our Prides team!

The Newsletter is Here!

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With the end of the year upon us, please have a look at our achievements from the last 6 months! We trained herders, tracked lions and cattle for greater protection and spread the word about cat conservation at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. We submitted statements to the Convention on Migratory Species for added protection of leopards and helped decipher cat species in ancient Egyptian art!

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Click HERE to read more!  Thank you donors for all of your continued support!

Can Crocodile Decoys to Keep Lions at Bay?

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Crocodiles are the the most fearsome predator in the Okavango Waterways. They have been known to kill lions and other species that attempt to cross- even influencing their movements. When the rivers are high and crossings are few, could crocodile decoys deter lions from crossing the river at their favorite spots? We will attempt to find out!  We will review lion movement data from the satellite tracking collars to determine whether there are routine crossing points, then deploy these life-like crocodile decoys to assess the reactions of lions, cattle and other species.