The Lake Quintett have ruled the Crater prides for the last few years, with other males unable to get a look in.
The Lake Quintett have ruled the Crater prides for the last few years, with other males unable to get a look in.

The Lake Quintett have ruled the Crater prides for the last few years, with other males unable to get a look in.

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

Thank you.
With the warmest wishes for the New Year from us all.
The KopeLion Team

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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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