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.
For Our Future
WORLD LION DAY 2021
World Lion Day is not only about Lions but also about the People who work & live side-by side with Wildlife.
Our Planet, Man & Beast, have suffered much this past year, and so too are the Lions of Namibia’s northwest facing their greatest challenge yet.. a dwindling prey-base due to the devastating drought.
The survival of the free-ranging lion is under threat, for People lose livestock to predation and retaliate by killing them. But, there is hope …
For 25 years, the Namibian Lion Trust has worked amidst farming communities & predators in Namibia’s northwest, with tried and tested programmes we offer solutions to the farmer, simultaneously supporting the lions’ survival.
Against all odds, and thanks to our loyal supporters, the dedicated Namibian Lion Trust Team continues to do what we do best.
Tented, ‘mobile’ schools are a common sight in Namibia’s rugged northwest, providing basic, formal education to pre-school and the lower primary grades – children who are too young to attend school and boarding hostels hundreds of kilometres from their homes. The Onguta School supports sixty children from a number of farming communities in the Ehirovipuka Conservancy. Until mid-2019, Onguta’s youngest keenly attended their classes in the rain, dust and wind, with summer temperatures reaching 45 degrees at least.
When we first met the two dedicated teachers and Headman Ndjiwa of Onguta thirteen years ago, we pledged to help this community build a school. July 2019, with the generous support of AfriCat UK, Ms Lia Spitters – a volunteer to Stichting SPOTS, Netherlands – AVRIL Payment Solution & Cowboys Trading, the Namibian Lion Trust and AfriCat gifted the Onguta School to this community. This joyous occasion is sadly marred by the fact that we still owe ‘Cowboys’, the family-run business who ‘made magic’ building Onguta school in six weeks, a substantial sum of Namibian Dollars 600,000. The ‘Cowboys’ Team is in dire straits, locked down in the town of Swakopmund, Namibia, unable to do business due to the present COVID-19 predicament. Namibian Lion Trust is committed to settling this bill by 30 September 2020 – Please help us reach this deadline.