West African Lion
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Project

Supporting the Conservation of West African Lions in W National Park

Duration
2019 - 2021
Location
Niger
Species protected
West African Lion Panthera leo

Project results

  • Implementation of a new and unprecedented monitoring methods of lions in the W Park;
  • Daily telemetric data on 8 lions;
  • Creation of a new database: Detailed and updated datasets on the distribution, occupied territory, alimentation, behavior, threats, eventual encounter or conflicts with human and habitat preferences of lions in W;
  • 1 post-graduate student is carefully trained and participates to bio-monitoring process.

This project is implemented by Association des Campements Touristiques pour l’Appui à la Gestion du Parc Régional W.

Threaths

Poaching

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