Up to now the hard work of the KopeLion team has paid off and resulted in having no lions lost this year to retaliatory or traditional hunts…but the toughest work, this December, is still to come.
It has been a long hard year, with some sad memories that we wish we could wipe from 2021, and our minds, but a year also filled with many celebrations, learnings, and the growth of our team in both size and capacity.
While we wait for the year to close, coexistence between people and lions is at its most challenging in Ndutu, with little rain in Northern Tanzania and many pastoralists and their livestock dependent on the area.
Because we believe that coexisting and cohabiting with wildlife is our future, the KopeLion team are working through Christmas and the New Year, minimizing the conflict between people and lions and keeping the peace across Ngorongoro.
If you have ever visited the incredible Ngorongoro, experienced its cultures and its lions,
if you understand the importance of ensuring lasting coexistence between people and wildlife, and
if you are simply passionate about lions,
then supporting KopeLion is the perfect opportunity for you to give back.
All donations will be matched up to the 31st December 2021.
Give back here
With the warmest wishes for the New Year from us all.
The KopeLion Team