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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.

4 days ago

Kope Lion
We think that keeping people and livestock safer at night will increase their ability to tolerate lions.Supporting pastoralists to improve their livestock enclosures is just one of a multitude of activities that KopeLion includes to create a sustainable model for coexistence between people and lions in Ngorongoro.Planting living walls African People & Wildlife @africanpeoplewildlife without the chain link fencing is a popular and acceptable choice in NgorongoroStarted through IUCN-SOS in 2022, this is now being funded through 2024 thanks to Safina Lion Conservation Fund #CommunityConservation #humanwildlifecoexistence #ngorongorolions #livingwithlions #Lionconservation #Ngorongoroconservationarea #coexistence #corridoroftolerance #lincolnparkzoo #Ngorongoro #ngorongorocrater ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

Kope Lion
With increased lion presence in the area around Lemuta and Nasera Rock, we've taken on Lekitony, as an Ilchokuti to assist Ndolok, to keep people, livestock and the lions safe!Ndolok has been monitoring the area in the last week with his vehicle, and as our team say 'there are almost as many lions as the wildebeest!'Photo 1: 5 juvenile males feeling very shyPhoto 2: 2 young males Photo 3: a group of 13 found having eaten 2 wildebeest, 1 large male, 7 females, 4 juveniles males and a younger cub.Photo 4: a group of 4 juveniles; 2 males and 2 femalesGreat work Ndolok and Lekitony!#lionconservation #ngorongorolions #communityconservation #ngorongoro #humanwildlifecoexistence #ngorongoroconservationarea #livingwithlions #corridoroftolerance #lincolnparkzoo #ilchokuti #coexistence Ndolok Kilitya Lion Recovery Fund Lion Recovery Fund NABU International Lincoln Park Zoo Lincoln Park Zoo @pman1056 Ndutu Safari Lodge Ndutu Safari Lodge PAW Foundation Global Conservation Global Conservation David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation Safina Lion Conservation Fund The Donald Slavik Family Foundation @asiliagiving Nomad Nomad Tanganyika Wilderness Camps Tanganyika Wilderness Camps Ltd. @maasaiwanderings ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

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Let sleeping CATS lie.#lionconservation #ngorongoro #communityconservation #ngorongorolions #ngorongorocrater #humanwildlifecoexistence #caterpillar #caterpillarinc Photo: Ingela Jansson ... See MoreSee Less
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