Over the past two days we were based in the Puros Conservancy, at the town of Puros. During that time a productive meeting with the Puros Conservancy Committee provided useful insight into problems conservancy residents are facing from lions. The Committee as a whole contributed useful advice for how to move forward with the project
and showed considerable interest in receiving periodic updates on how members are coping with conflicts with carnivores.
We also met with Peter Uraravi, a headman in the conservancy who keeps livestock at his farm at Tomakas. Mr. Uraravi has long been a noted conservationist in the region and speaks with great force and passion about ensuring that humans and carnivores in Puros are able to co-exist in a sustainable fashion. Mr. Uraravi is supportive of our research and we look forward to joining him for an extended stay at Tomakas in the near future.