Wildlife Credits Offsets Loss of Livestock to Lions….

Farmers in Tsiseb Conservancy receive first ever payment from the Wildlife Credits Scheme for livestock killed by lions.

The Namibia Association of CBNRM Support Organizations (NACSO) has published a story on Wildlife Credits being paid to farmers in the Tsiseb Conservancy who have recently lost livestock to lions. The lion conflict incidents in Tsiseb were written about previously on this site. Though the Lion Rangers responded and worked closely with the community, the losses had already taken place. While it is good to see the conservancies supporting their farmers, the Lion Rangers continue to work to limit conflict incidents so these type of payments can be minimized.