Male lion in tree
Laly Lichtenfeld
Project

Conserving Northern Tanzania’s Large Carnivores

Duration
2019 - 2021
Location
Tanzania
Species protected
Lion Panthera leo
Cheetah Acinonyx jubatus
African Wild Dog Lycaon pictus

Project results

Through a comprehensive suite of activities that address the key drivers of large carnivore decline in northern Tanzania – conflict, prey depletion, and habitat loss – the project team expects to achieve the following results by October 2021:

• Livestock-carnivore conflict reduced by 50% in the Tarangire-Manyara landscape;

• Livelihoods and habitat protection improved within Tarangire/Manyara target communities through the establishment of eco-friendly micro-enterprises by 100 women’s groups;

• Community rangeland management implemented across 15 communities of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Tarangire/Manyara landscapes, resulting in greater habitat protection for carnivores, prey populations, and livestock;

• Increased youth engagement in large carnivore and habitat conservation via capacity building and environmental education initiatives in the Tarangire/Manyara target communities, reaching 2,000 youths.

Threaths

Habitat loss & degradation

Human-wildlife conflict

This project is a part of the IUCN SOS African Wildlife initiative, which is funded by the European Commission’s Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development (DG Devco) through its B4Life initiative.