Having counted and verified all observations of lion presence in the two administrative wards of Misigyo and Ngorongoro between October – January, we held the first ceremonies to announce how much the villages have earned during the period. Each of the 6 villages earned the maximum amount that has been set for lion presence in their areas – 3 million shillings each and therefore a total of 18 million shillings. While we continue to count the next 4 months of lions we’re interested to hear from the villages how the funds will be utilized. We’d like to thank all the communities who agreed to take part in this groundbreaking pilot project, the NCA Authority for their support, and the Lion Recovery Fund who never gave up on their belief that we could make this happen.
Map showing the collared lions tracking and additional lions sightings in Misigiyo ward from Oct 2020 – Jan 2021