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Thanks to the NCA Authority for providing us with their ‘wooden house’ and to Ndutu Lodge for their support in refurbishment, KopeLion has a new office and staff bedrooms. Working all together in this new and improved space is making a difference and it’s a perfect hub for training and planning.

In these last three months we seem to have accomplished a lot of learning: the whole management team spent three days on a Situational Leadership course, we trained two new Ilchokuti and six Liaison Officers from the villages working with our Conservation Incentive Payments scheme, Lilian passed her driving test, Ingela and Ololotu had SMART and ODK lessons from Daudi at Honeyguide, Retilda trained in stores management with Asilia and Roimen enrolled to complete his Form 4 certificate to enable him to study further.

We’ve also used our new facilities to host learning trips to understand more about human-lion conflict and co-existence in Ngorongoro for Tanzania Wildlife Authority (TAWA), KDU and Oikos East Africa, as well as for Honeyguide and Makame Wildlife Management Area. We also worked together with The Range Wide Cheetah and Wild Dog Programme to conduct 4 x Human and Wildlife Conflict idea exchange sessions, between Community Leaders, NCA Authority Rangers, and our Ilchokuti, to find ways to improve herding practices and livestock enclosures. African People and Wildlife made a great effort at short notice and joined us for a couple of days with additional insights.

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KopeLion Inc. (short for Korongoro People’s Lion Initiative) is a non-profit NGO registered in USA and in Tanzania. Our mission is to foster human-lion coexistence through participatory research and sustainable community-based conservation.

2 days ago

Kope Lion
It is always great to get to engage with kids!Extending our 'creating conversations' theme to primary schools is exciting, and after a workshop with teachers in Karatu and plans for games, learning and crater visits in place, we can't wait for the schools to open again.Hope the kids are feeling the same way!The Donald Slavik Family Foundation #humanwildlifecoexistence #livingwithlions #communityconservation #CreatingConversations #ngorongoroconservationarea #ngorongorocrater #ngorongorolions #lionconservation #ngoron ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Kope Lion
This year’s World Environment Day campaign focuses on land restoration, desertification and drought resilience under the slogan “Our land. Our future. We are #Generationrestoration So pertinent to the work we do in Ngorongoro.We'll be continuing this theme with the present generation of youth in Tanzania at the Youth4Nature Conference in Arusha, Tanzania on the 8th and 9th of June.Our team of 6 from KopeLion look forward to seeing you there.#worldenvironmentday #y4na24 #y4nconference2024 #youth4natureconference #CommunityConservation #livingwithlions #humanwildlifecoexistence #ngorongorocrater #Ngorongoro #ngorongorolions #Lionconservation #kopelion #Ngorongoroconservationarea #corridortoftolerancePhoto: Monica Dalmasso ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Kope Lion
Against the magnificent backdrop of the Nasera rock, we held interviews last week, for the coveted position of a KopeLion Ilchokuti, in this area. Out of 16 potentials, 4 were chosen for their skills and are currently completing a paid assessment week of working, to see who comes out top. In this way we assure our employment is fair, and that we get the right fit to take over from Ndolok, as he progresses in his new role in lion monitoring and research. #corridortoftolerance #communityconservation #livingwithlions #humanwildlifecoexistence #coexistence #ilchokuti #kopelion #ngorongorolions #ngorongorocrater #ngorongoroconservationarea #ngorongorodistrict #ngorongoro #lionconservation #naserarock Photos: Saning'o Kimani, Ololotu MunkaNdolok Kilitya ... See MoreSee Less
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