In order to ensure the long-term survival of the lion (Panthera leo), the Namibian Lion Trust has developed three interdependent programmes to support the recovery, survival, and range-wide expansion of this Big Cat species, namely For Lions – For Life – For Our Future.

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The magnificent Lion, the ‘King of the Beasts’, is under threat. A century ago, an estimated 200.000 wild lions roamed the African continent. Nowadays, only ca 20.000 free-roaming lions can be found and their historic range has been reduced by 95 percent and their habitat continues to be under attack. The lion is at the top of the food chain and does not have a natural enemy, however their survival is still at stake.

Our Projects:

Protect Our Pride

Lion Guards

Lion Research

Farming communities often live in extreme poverty and they struggle to survive in these harsh conditions. For survival, they depend mainly on their livestock; when carnivores attack their domestic animals, their main source of income is lost. The farmers feel threatened by these predators and often regard the large carnivore species as ‘problem’ animals. The fear and negative stereotyping of lions makes living alongside them a major challenge

Our Projects:

Livestock Protection Program

Early Warning & Rapid Response Program

Fence Program

The Namibian Lion Trust works on both sides of the Farmer-Lion conflict: on the one side, we try to protect the lion from being trapped & killed by angry farmers; on the other, we encourage farming communities to protect their cattle from the hungry lions. Thanks to the efforts of our Lion Guards, the efforts by the communities and the new adapted farm management techniques, the situation is improving and the amount number of losses of both livestock and lion are reducing dropping. In order to make this change last and be sustainable, we need to add one more component to the equation, namely the children.

Our Projects:

Conservation Education

Photographic Tourism