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The Lion Guards

The 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. They need our help more than ever as the area they work in has had 8 years of drought – thankfully, better rain this year Feb 21 with 115mm! There is a chance of a bit more. Like many other conservation projects, the Namibian Lion Trust, who recruit and pay the Lion Guards, is impacted by the loss of tourists in the area.  

The Lion Guards are farmers themselves, elected by their communities with the active support of the chief, to help their fellow farmers to adapt to usining a variety of strategies known to help keep livestock safe from lions. Their role includes identifying priority villages for kraal-building, patrolling fences, monitoring the lions whereabouts and reporting poaching and other illegal activities.

One successful strategy is to collar key members of a pride of lions and use the data provided by the GPS collars to monitor the locations of the lions. The Lion Guards can then inform specific farmers when the lions are in their area and offer support to protect livestock and villagers. The Namibian Lion Trust needs your help to enable them to pay the Lion Guards so they can continue their vital work. Can you help?  



raised towards 10,000.00 target


How you can support us


Aug 11, 2020


(plus 1.25 giftaid)

Aug 10, 2020

Tammy Brooks-Oprish


Feb 16, 2020


Good Luck

(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Dec 06, 2019

Sue B

This donation is to go in full to Africat North, to cover the cost of a lion radio collar. Thanks for the great work you are doing with lions and communities in and around Hobatere! Best wishes

(plus 125.00 giftaid)

Aug 09, 2018


(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Jan 27, 2018


To help you continue with your excellent work

(plus 2.50 giftaid)


Total raised so far


Total plus Gift Aid 1,400.25

Direct donations


Raised offline 619.00

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