A lioness and two cubs
Credit: Paul Funston
Project

Restoring Threatened Carnivore and Depleted Ungulate Populations in Luengue-Luiana National Park

Duration
2019 - 2022
Location
Angola
Species protected
Lion Panthera leo
Cheetah Acinonyx jubatus
African Wild Dog Lycaon pictus

Project objectives

By the end of project, populations of Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, African Wild Dog, Giraffe, Zebra, and other ungulates in the IHZ will be increased. Poaching of elephants in the IPZ will be reduced by 50%. A total of 72 community members will be employed through the project (as Community Game Guards, park maintenance staff, etc.), or be actively engaged as business partners. And by the end of project, the project team will prepare a report on the steps for establishing a similar model in an adjacent community.

Threaths

Poaching

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.