LION PROTECTIONBOTSWANA

LION PROTECTIONBOTSWANA

The kings of theSavannah are indanger

Hunted, driven away, poisoned – The powerful, blood-curdling roar of lions is heard less and less often in the savannah. In the past the lion was found across almost the whole of Africa, whereas now there are only 23,000 lions left, according to a recent study. In the last century, a 90% decline was counted. In the last 30 years alone, the population dropped by about 45%. The study also states that lions cannot survive in the wild today. In some regions of Africa they have already disappeared. Only in reserves do they have a chance.

“To allow farmers and lions to coexist peacefully, education, training and environmental education are needed. We are committed to finding a solution to ensure that the African lion will always have a place on this planet.”

SAVE Wildlife | Tierschutz, Artenschutz und Naturschutz in Afrika Unterschrift Lars Gorschlueter_1x

Lars Gorschlüter, Foundation Founder

Two lions
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Less and less room to live

The former king of the animals is endangered for many reasons: trophy hunting, persecution by farmers, destruction and fragmentation of their habitat. With every bit of space that humans take up, the habitat for wildlife shrinks. Lions need an area of at least 100 km² where they can hunt their prey. But if farmers use exactly this land for their cattle, there is no more room for the lion’s prey and conflicts are inevitable. They are often killed by farmers because of that.

Support the lion conservationin Botswana

Capacity Building

SAVE works with affected villages and farmers to find solutions to ensure the peaceful coexistence of village communities and lions and all other potentially problematic wildlife in the area. In terms of lion conservation, we focus primarily on capacity building. We train farmers on how to protect their livestock and recognize earlier when predators are approaching. We offer workshops for farmers on how to build kraals (enclosures), how to track animals, and how warning systems work. The trained stock-farmers are then able to warn others of approaching lions and train rangers themselves to act as a rapid response team to avert conflict between lions and the local population.

Research and collaboration

We also fund research that focuses on predator behaviour and possible solutions to conflicts with them. Among other things, in collaboration with the Department of Wildlife and Natural Parks (DWNP) research team and the Technical University of Munich, we relocate problem-causing lions from farm areas to protect them from retaliatory killings by farmers.

Become a patronfor lions now!

Protecting wildlife is protecting the environment. By becoming a patron, you will help
the lions in Botswana.

What are SAVE's actions for lion protection?

  • Field research in the lions’ ecosystem (e.g. migration routes, food selection, social behavior, population size, dispersal, potential threats, diseases, bushfires, and poaching)
  • Monitoring of animals (e.g. GPS data via satellite collars, tracking, observations, monitoring, and documentation of lions released into the wild)
  • Capture of lions on farms and subsequent care to prevent them from being shot
  • Promotion of cooperation, education and training of the local population, within the framework of capacity development
  • Observation and research at the veterinary fences and development of solutions
  • Development of solutions to eliminate conflicts between humans and animals in the long term
  • Raising awareness (especially interviews and cooperation with farmers on site).

What does SAVE need your donation for?

  • Technical equipment (radio collars, GPS devices, binoculars, computers and software) to track and observe lions
  • Communication equipment (satellite phones, radios, internet connections)
  • Transportation (off-road vehicles, fuel, maintenance, repairs)
  • Staff (payroll, housing, meals, travel expenses for researchers, assistants and field trackers)
  • Veterinary care (medication, safety boxes, traps, tranquillizer guns, etc.)
  • Tuition fees for African students
  • Laboratory tests
  • Information material (flyers, brochures, etc.)

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Artenschutz durch Bildung und Entwicklungsarbeit – auf diesem Ansatz beruhen all unsere Projekte. Wir arbeiten Hand in Hand mit den Menschen in den betroffenen Regionen und ermöglichen einkommensschaffende Maßnahmen dort, wo sie gebraucht werden. Mit unseren Bildungsprojekten bauen wir Brücken zu den kommenden Generationen – so dass Natur- und Artenschutz wieder ein natürlicher Bestandteil des Lebens werden.

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