Welcome to Desert Lion Conservation

For the past 12 years, since February 2006, the Desert Lion Conservation Project maintained an active website that presented current information on the research project and the activities of the desert-adapted lion population. The site provided a steady flow of information, especially between 2009 and 2016 with near-daily updates, that was valued by a wide range of interested parties, including the tourism industry, the local communal conservancies, conservation bodies and wildlife enthusiasts.

Due to the recent growth and expansion of numerous internet social-media platforms, it became necessary to upgrade the Desert Lion Conservation website in order to compete with aggressive social-media sites that used our information out of context. During June 2017, it was decided to stop further updates and to develop a new website that would be more competitive and efficient.

In association with Luuk Eikelboom (CARE), Desert Lion Conservation is pleased to announce the launch of the new website. The website is still under construction, but we are aiming to provide monthly or weekly updates (depending on the availability of news-worthy information) and to incorporate all the relevant historical information.

Although the Desert Lion Conservation website was static since June 2017, the research and monitoring activities have continued. A summary of some activities are presented under the various headings below.

What we do

Desert Lion Conservation, or the “Desert Lion Project”, as it is often referred to, is a small non-profit organisation dedicated to the conservation of desert - adapted lions in the Northern Namib. Our main focus is to collect important base-line ecological data on the lion population and to study their behaviour, biology and adaptation to survive in the harsh environment. We then use this information to collaborate with other conservation bodies in the quest to find a solution to human-lion conflict, to elevate the tourism value of lions, and to contribute to the conservation of the species.

latest update - 19 february 2019