Today we attended a workshop with the Erongo and Southern Kunene conservancies, hosted by NACSO. This workshop aimed at strengthening the skills of the conservancy associations, particularly in regards to issues of advocacy, communications, and tourism development. At the conference John presented an overview of human-lion conflict in Kunene and introduced the Lion Ranger program. This new program was enthusiastically greeted by participants, who nevertheless have concerns about the future of living with a lions. A productive discussion followed in which attendees stressed the importance of engaging local perspectives in proactive lion management across Kunene.
Thanks to NACSO for putting together this great workshop and to Uibasen-Twyfelfontein Conservancy for hosting us.