AfriCat Lion Guards
Why we need your help
Meet the Lion Guards who play a vital role in protecting the local lions and mitigating lion-farmer conflict in Namibia.
The Lion Guards are farmers themselves, elected by their communities with the active support of the chief, to help their fellow farmers using researched solutions to keep their livestock safe from lions. Their role includes identifying priority villages for kraal-building, patrolling fences, monitoring and reporting poaching and other illegal activities.
Employed by the Namibian Lion Trust (formerly AfriCat North) the Lion Guards use the data provided by the GPS collars to inform specific farmers when the lions are in their area and to take appropriate action to protect livestock and villagers. Overall in the area where the Lion Guards work there has been a reduction in numbers of livestock lost and lions killed which must be a win/win situation.
Mutuuapi 'Jackson' Kavetu from Werda Ehirovipuka Conservancy a Liond Guard since 2013 takes the lead among the Lion Guard activities. Titus, is based along Etosha’s western boundary, covering an area of approx. 60 km2 on horse-back; he received a new saddle and saddle-blankets in order to make his 'ride' easier and to protect his horse’s back. Kandavii is from the Onguta area, along the western border; Verengapi Simion Vejoreko is from Otjokavare in Ehiropvuka conservancy and Vespanguriruaije 'Scott' Kapi hails from Arisona and is a very successful goat farmer having one many prizes for his goats.
The Namibian Lion Trust needs your help to support them and their vital work can you help?
Lion Guards Keepers of the Wilderness
AfriCat UK works in partnership with the Namibian Lion Trust (formally AfriCat North)
raised towards £10,000.00 target
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