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