Slate: Panthera Hires Locals to Protect Both Livestock and Lions
Tuesday, August 4, 2015: Panthera, a long-time Aid for Africa member, employs an innovative program which hires locals in an attempt to halt the declining lion population in Africa. Locals are trained to track lions, chase them away from livestock, drive herds away from lions, and build new corrals for large herds. The program, which aims to solve the underlying reasons for so many lion deaths, has been successful with one region seeing a decline from 20 lion deaths in one year to 1 the next. In the light of the killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe last month Panthera’s important work is in the spotlight. Read the full article.