Northwest Lion Population Survey Overview

OPL-27, Omatendeka Conservancy

The Northwest Lion Population Survey took place from 6 November 2022 to 6 January 2023. This was the first comprehensive count of lions inhabiting northwest Namibia. An overview of the survey’s outcomes was recently published in an online version of the annual Conservation and Environment in Namibia magazine. This overview outlines the process and results of the survey. Highlights include the estimated northwest lion population of 57-60 adult individuals, and low density, estimated at 0.11 lions/100 sq. km.

The complete version is available here.

A full report of the Northwest Lion Population survey has been submitted to Namibia’s Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism (MEFT) management for comment. It will be made available by MEFT in due course.

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