No. 12 Addressing Human-Wildlife Conflict

Preventing human-lion conflict and conserving the desert lion

Why do we believe?

  • The range of the desert-adapted lion, and its population in the Kaokoveld and Skeleton Coast has grown dramatically over the past 15 years.
  • Community attitudes continue to change and despite continued conflict, lion mortalities are declining.
  • The success of our own camps in the area is attracting others and these will continue to bring benefits to these remote, rural communities.
  • We have built a research centre and secondary home base for the Desert Lion Project at Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp and supported the making of an acclaimed documentary that has brought the plight of this population to the world’s attention.

Our presence, and that of our guests, in Namibia’s Skeleton Coast area for the past 20 years has meant that this predator’s value – alive rather than dead – has increased as the people who live in the area have benefitted from tourism.

No. 12 Addressing Human-Wildlife Conflict

Preventing human-lion conflict and conserving the desert lion

All causes need champions, and all champions need support. One man, provided he has sustained backing, can make a huge difference.

Why do we believe?

  • The range of the desert-adapted lion, and its population in the Kaokoveld and Skeleton Coast has grown dramatically over the past 15 years.
  • Community attitudes continue to change and despite continued conflict, lion mortalities are declining.
  • The success of our own camps in the area is attracting others and these will continue to bring benefits to these remote, rural communities.
  • We have built a research centre and secondary home base for the Desert Lion Project at Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp and supported the making of an acclaimed documentary that has brought the plight of this population to the world’s attention.

Our presence, and that of our guests, in Namibia’s Skeleton Coast area for the past 20 years has meant that this predator’s value – alive rather than dead – has increased as the people who live in the area have benefitted from tourism.