World ranger day

Lion Rangers 

Supporting Communities, Conserving Lions

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Program Update 2018

Wow! It has been an amazing six months for the newly re-activated Lion Ranger program. At the end of 2017 our hope was to achieve limited, community-level successes focusing on information sharing concerning lion movements and potential conflict in northwest Namibia. We could not have imagined the enthusiasm from communities, government, NGOs, and the private sector to see the Lion Rangers begin operating. The drive for conserving the desert- adapted lions of northwest Namibia has never been stronger and the need to limit human-lion conflict never clearer. A program aiming to cover ~6,400 km2 across three conservancies, is poised to encompass ~20,000 km2 across eight conservancies by early next year. This expansion is due to local requests for Lion Rangers – word is spreading! The upcoming months will see the program expand its operations, engage in further on-the-ground training, provide greater levels of feedback and support to communities, and up its capacity for field-based data collection.

 

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Travel Clean

TOSCO and ELOOLO offers you the opportunity to travel clean by planting trees in order to offset your vehicle’s direct carbon emissions.

As we all are becoming more environmentally conscience and realize the effect we have on the environment we also realize that we have a responsibility towards nature and others.

Tourism is responsible for around 8% of the total global CO2 emissions!

The good news is that trees can clean up after us, as long as we plant more of them. Through planting trees, we can offset our carbon emissionsand help lessen the impact of the tourism industry on global warming.

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DESERT LION CANVAS RAFFLE

Two weeks ago the successful movie premiere of the Vanishing Kings 2 and the launch of the “Vanishing Kings – Lions of the Namib Desert” book were held in Windhoek.

The Desert Lion Conservation and TOSCO decided to do a raffle in which you can win one out of three Lion Canvas. Continue reading “DESERT LION CANVAS RAFFLE”

LION RESPONSE UNIT

TASA Donates Towards Human-Wildlife Conflict Mitigation in partnership with Tourism Supporting Conservation (TOSCO), Desert lion Conservation (DLC) and IRDNC.

The Tour and Safari Association (TASA) of Namibia announced its support to the Human Wildlife Conflict (HWC) Response Programme through its Lion Response Team, at a meeting held in the capital last week. Continue reading “LION RESPONSE UNIT”