Confirming the Presence of Lions in the Lesio-Louna Reserve

2020 - 2022
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Species protected
African Lion Panthera leo
Leopard Panthera pardus

Project objectives

This project will seek to improve the knowledge of the status of not only leopards and lions in Leiso-Louna reserve, but also gain information on overall species variety and abundance within the reserve. Additionally, it will increase the local communities’ commitment to conservation, improve the protection of the reserve against the illegal wildlife trade and improve the long-term conservation strategy of the Leiso-Louna reserve.

This project is implemented by The Aspinall Foundation.



Human-wildlife conflict

Over-exploitation of natural resources & prey depletion


This project is part of the IUCN Save Our Species African Wildlife initiative, which is co-funded by the European Union.