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 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're looking for a mechanic to take care of all the basic repairs and regular maintenance of our vehicles.Based in Ngorongoro.Please apply by 30th May to applications@kopelion.org ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

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It's gratifying when the impact of your work lives and breathes.This is one of nine surviving cubs from Twin Hill in Ndutu. Born in the dry season, raising these cubs caused a great deal of conflict and the loss of many sheep and goats. The tolerance of the traditional pastoralists in this area is admirable, and testament to KopeLion's team and their work in the area.Now grown, this lot will keep the team on their toes, before the males eventually disperse and find a patch of their own. The ultimate success would be if they were to cross the 'corridor of tolerance' between Serengeti and the Crater and spread their genes.Lion Recovery Fund Lion Recovery Fund PAW Foundation Lincoln Park Zoo Lincoln Park Zoo NABU International NABU International Naturschutzstiftung The Donald Slavik Family Foundation Ndutu Safari Lodge Ndutu Safari Lodge Global Conservation Global Conservation Safina Lion Conservation Fund Nomad Tanzania Asilia Africa Asilia Africa Nomad Tanzania #corridortoftolerance #communityconservation #livingwithlions #humanwildlifecoexistence #coexistence #ngorongorolions #ngorongorocrater #ngorongoroconservationarea #ngorongorodistrict #ngorongoro #lionconservation #ndutu Photo: Roimen Lelya ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Kope Lion
A lion pedicure and more!KopeLion's newest 'corridor of tolerance' through Kakesio is currently booming with lions.It is so useful to be able to understand lions in this area, to enable us to reduce any conflict with people and livestock, keep everything safer and ensure connectivity across lion landscapes.KopeLion's Ilchokuti, Ndoyai, recently located lions and sent in their position. With news that the collaring team were on their way, despite having no phone charge left, he climbed a tree and stayed with them until dark, when the team finally found him.Ndoyai, together with the TAWIRI lion research team and NCA's veterinary officer, Dr Wambura, then assisted to collar a large male lion. In the company of one other male, he is about 7+ years, and was found with an odd looking ear, a large puncture wound on his thigh and an injured pad from a claw that could not retract. After some first aid and putting on a GPS collar, he was soon up and about.The three Kakesio Ilchokuti have had a refresher training on using the telemetry set to locate the collared lion, and he was spotted 10 days later with his companion, and full bellies after killing a buffalo.We look forward to sharing their adventures and hope they take a trip to the crater! #livingwithlions #corridortoftolerance #communityconservation #humanwildlifecoexistence #ngorongoro #ngorongoroconservationarea #ngorongorodistrict #ngorongorolions #kopelion #ngorongorocrater ... See MoreSee Less
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