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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

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It takes a team!Early warning of lion presence using GPS collars is such an important tool for supporting pastoralist communities in Ngorongoro to live with lions. The Ngorongoro lion research team together with Dr Wambura from NCAA and KopeLion Ilchokuti yesterday succeeded in collaring Lemiko (8yr old male) and LK124 (7 yr old female), both of whom originate from the crater but who have settled, with their pride, in the Esere plains.Emmanuel Lufilisha (Research Assistant) has been watching them for some months and his patience finally paid off. KopeLion partner with the research project to support human wildlife coexistence in Ngorongoro.@iucnsos IUCN Save Our Species @eu_partnerships EU International Partnerships @lionrecovery Lion Recovery Fund NABU International @pawfdn @lincolnparkzoo Lincoln Park Zoo @pman1056 Puneet Mansharamani @dm_wambura @emmaboycharle Roimen Lelya @lelyaroimen @ngorongoro_crater Ngorongoro #ngorongorolions #livingwithlions #ngorongoroconservationarea #lionconservation #humanlioncoexistence #ngorongoro #ngorongorocrater #communityconservation #corridotoftolerance ... See MoreSee Less
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Early warning of lion presence using GPS collars is such an important tool for supporting pastoralist communities in Ngorongoro to live with lions. The Ngorongoro lion research team together with Dr Wambura from NCAA, yesterday, succeeded in collaring Lemiko (8yr old male) and LK124 (7 yr old female), both of whom originate from the crater but whom have settled, with their pride, in the Esere plains.Emmanuel Lufilisha (Research Assistant) has been watching them for some months and his patience finally paid off. KopeLion partner with the research project to support human wildlife coexistence in Ngorongoro.Video: Roimen Lelya (Lion Conflict & Monitoring Officer) gently places the lions in the appropriate positions for monitoring and collaring. Credit: Dickson Wambura@iucnsos IUCN Save Our Species @eu_partnerships EU International Partnerships @lionrecovery Lion Recovery Fund NABU International @pawfdn @lincolnparkzoo Lincoln Park Zoo @pman1056 Puneet Mansharamani @dm_wambura @emmaboycharle Roimen Lelya @lelyaroimen @ngorongoro_crater Ngorongoro #ngorongorolions #livingwithlions #ngorongoroconservationarea #lionconservation #humanlioncoexistence #ngorongoro #ngorongorocrater #communityconservation #corridotoftolerance ... See MoreSee Less
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