Living with lions
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News item dated
8 Jul 2011
Human-wildlife conflicts pose great challenges to communities and wildlife due to habitat loss, encroachment and drought. For many conservation initiatives, the focus has shifted to include the development of practical solutions for communities to live harmoniously with wildlife, particularly predatory species such as lions.
Recently, Frontier’s team in Tanzania have witnessed these conflicts first-hand with a number of lions visiting the perimeters of a nearby village.
Whilst our camp is protected from lions, it is apparent that initiatives for pastoral communities to address the problem must be implemented. Practical solutions such as the construction of stronger fences and livestock management have the potential to minimise the effects of human-wildlife conflict and contribute to the protection of lions in the region.
If you’re keen to help the human-wildlife conflict and contribute to the plight of lions, check out our Tanzania savannah project!