Lions and communities need us. Can you help?

Join us as we raise $100,000 to expand our mobile conflict mitigation program, the best tool we have for protecting communities and saving lions.

CREDIT CARD PAYPAL CHECK

A growing lion population in our operating area means that conflicts stemming from lion attacks on livestock are at an all-time high and threaten both the livelihoods of communities and the lives of lions.

Our mobile conflict mitigation program combines rigorous science with traditional Maasai skills and knowledge, resolving these conflicts when they occur and preventing them from happening in the future. By pushing lions away from conflict hotspots and easing communities’ anxiety, we can make a huge difference in the lives of lions and the humans who live among them.

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will provide a day's meals for the entire conflict team

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will purchase one safe, sturdy tent to enable night patrols and extended work in the field

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will equip the conflict team with a full first aid kit in case of emergencies

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will purchase a laptop to help the team record data and access information in the field

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will equip the team with a telemetry receiver to track collared lions

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will provide for a vehicle’s fuel, maintenance and repair for one month

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will provide a year's salary for an experienced member of the conflict team

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will purchase a new vehicle equipped to respond to emerging conflicts

Components of Our Mobile Conflict Response

CONFLICT CAMPS

When we respond to a conflict, the mobile team sets up a camp nearby to reassure the community of our presence and to stage our suite of efforts.

COMMUNITY LIAISON

During the conflict, we stay in close contact with communities, gathering information and ensuring that we are helping meet their needs.

LION IDENTIFICATION

Our monitoring and tracking team identifies the problem lion to determine a strategy to resolve the conflict - is it a young mother struggling to feed her family? A trouble-maker that we should collar and keep an eye on?

MOCK HUNTS

Mock hunts, which are based on traditional Maasai hunts, work to push the lion away from the community into a safer area, as well as deter them from attacking livestock in the future.

BOMA REINFORCEMENT

Guardians reinforce fencing in communities experiencing conflict in order to deter future depredations.

NIGHT PATROLS

During conflicts, the team patrols nightly to safeguard livestock and keep an eye on the situation.

MASTER HERDERS

We currently have seven master herders on call to help communities employ better herding practices and protect their livestock from attack.

CONTINUED MONITORING

After conflicts cool down, we continue to monitor the area to ensure that tensions do not flare up again.

Conflict Mitigation at Work