Project

Protecting Large Carnivores and their Habitats at Park W

Duration
2020 - 2022
Location
Niger
Species protected
Northwest African Cheetah Acinonyx jubatus hecki
African Lion Panthera leo
Spotted Hyaena Crocuta crocuta

Project objectives

  • Reduce the pressure put on large carnivores, their prey and their habitat by offering the local community alternative solutions;
  • Educate stakeholders on the socio-economic and ecological values of the park’s ecosystem.

Threaths

Habitat loss & degradation

Human-wildlife conflict

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.