Gorilla caught by a camera trap
Image credit: Panthera
Project

Restoring Lions and Other Large Carnivores in the Batéké Landscape

Duration
2020 - 2022
Location
Gabon
Species protected
Lion Panthera leo
Leopard Panthera pardus
Western Gorilla Gorilla gorilla

Project objectives

  • Establish a breeding lion population inside the Plateau Batéké National Park;
  • Develop a community outreach and support system that will allow community members to benefit from the project and the park, and also encourage support in conservation and restoration efforts;
  • Strengthen the park’s security, particularly in the areas where lions and other wildlife are most present.

This project is implemented by Panthera.

Threaths

Poaching

This project is a part of the IUCN SOS African Wildlife initiative, which is funded by the European Commission’s Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development (DG Devco) through its B4Life initiative.