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 and in Tanzania. Our mission is to foster human-lion coexistence through participatory research and sustainable community-based conservation.

3 days ago

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All we need is a tree and a beautiful sky to rebuild our friendships and trust, to share our stories, and to find solutions to our challenges.Thanks to all those who support our core work including these simple, affordable team building days.Lion Recovery Fund Lion Recovery Fund Lincoln Park Zoo Lincoln Park Zoo NABU International NABU International Naturschutzstiftung David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation Global Conservation and so many many more. #ngorongoroconservationarea #ngorongoro #lincolnparkzoo #lionconservation #communityconservation #humanwildlifecoexistence #ilchokuti #corridoroftolerance #CreatingConversations #coexistence ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

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Always a flip side, for all those struggling with the rain. Poleni.Photo: Lilian Lepere#ngorongoroconservationarea #communityconservation #ngorongoro ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

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We love a collaboration or two!Many thanks to SORALO and the Mara Predator Conservation Programme for hosting KopeLion's Lion Monitoring and Conflict Officer, Roimen Lelya, over the last two weeks.Roimen's head is full of new ideas, different ways of working, his phone is full of new contacts and friends, and we're looking forward to having him back and sharing his knowledge.We can't wait to 'pay it back' - karibuni Ngorongoro!#soralo #marapredatorconservationprogramme #kopelion ... See MoreSee Less
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