The Lion Guardians’ model is adaptable to different places, cultures, and species. We believe that sharing knowledge is key to achieving long lasting and broad conservation and livelihood impacts. We provide pre-designed and structured training programs as well as customized coaching and training services.



Training for Project Managers

This five-day course helps project managers and directors set up and maintain conservation projects based on the Lion Guardians model. Participants gain an in-depth understand of the model and how it can work in their context through lectures, facilitated discussions, and activities in the classroom and the field.

    Training for Guardians

    This four-day course is meant for newly-hired Guardians. The training team includes tenured Guardians who answer questions and engage in discussions with training participants. Participants receive in-situ training to understand their job, build their skills, and address challenges.

      Community Visits

      This three-day visit introduces influential and diverse community members to the Lion Guardians model. If you are developing a Lion Guardians-based project, the visit should take place before your project begins since clear understanding and genuine support from your community’s leadership are critical from the start. Up to 20 community members can participate, along with the project manager and/or director. Participants will learn about the Lion Guardians model in the classroom and the field, and through hands-on activities and discussions.

        Lion Guardians Certification

        Lion Guardians is becoming known for its high standards, rigorous methods and proven conservation track record. Lion Guardians certified projects will benefit from use of the Lion Guardians name and logo, support in fundraising, senior management support, in-situ training and annual visits from Lion Guardians team members. To maintain certification, we have created thoroughly-tested, measurable standards to which we hold both ourselves and certified projects to.

          Bespoke and Customized Coaching

          In addition to the structured programs, we also provide customized support and bespoke training. These can either be customized versions of the structured programs or more tailored services on particular focus topics that we develop after in-depth consultations with you. These types of training or coaching could include:

          • Conflict mitigation strategies
          • Advice on project management and emergency response strategies
          • Support to enhance organizational and staff capacity
          • In-situ training at your project site
          • Survey and monitoring techniques
          • Blending Traditional Ecological Knowledge and modern science
          • Community engagement - how to build and strengthen it
          • Incorporating cultural values into conservation practices
          • Lion behavior and safety protocols