We’re delighted to announce that through KopeLion has received a grant from @insidenatgeo, through Ingela Jansson, our Co-founder, and Nat Geo Explorer. With a goal to support the long term viability of lions across the Greater Serengeti ecosystem, its focus will be on expanding our work with the addition of an Ilchokuti zone, building our Ilchokutis’ skills to further assist in their communities with animal health, wound treatment, basic first aid, and to support the monitoring of lions recovering and settling their former habitats in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
We’re also grateful for the generous support over the last few months from the Protection of at Risk Wildlife (PAW) Foundation, to Maliasili Initiatives, and to Puneet and his family, and to NABU for a renewed three-year grant specifically supporting lion monitoring and conflict mitigation.

We’re excited about a new initiative with Milkywire – ‘a new way to discover, connect and donate to grassroots organisations saving the planet’ – where Ololotu will be the face of KopeLion.
And, we are hugely thankful to all the many, many people (Rex Rogers, Rosemary Osmond, Dale Anderson, Daniela Sieff, Christa Sprinkle, Lara Behr to name but a few…) who big-heartedly support us in all sorts of different ways.

We couldn’t do it without you! Thank you!

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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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