Welcome to Desert Lion Conservation Trust

Desert Lion Conservation Trust, 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 news

31 March 2021 - Rainfall and Floods

27 March 2021 - Orphan lionesses return to Hoanib

24 March 2021 - Hoaruseb flood

22 March 2021 - Hoaruseb floods reaches the Atlantic

20 March 2021 - Seasonal floods

15 March 2021 - Action in the Hoaruseb river

5 March 2021 - Guide Training

24 February 2021 - Hoaruseb Lions Update

22 February 2021 - Lion Ranger Training

4 February 2021 - Lions return to Hoanib Floodplain

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Conservation First - Covid Chronicles

Visiting Desert Lion Conservation in the north west of Namibia

With this introductory episode to the Desert Lion Conservation Trust the namibia conservationfirst covidchronicles begin broadcasting from the remote north west of Namibia, focusing on conservation of Namibia's majestic and resilient desert adapted lions. Join our crew on this behind the scenes documentation of the long term conservation and research by Desert Lion Conservation Trust.

A joint production by @Ultimate Safaris and @Travel Channel Namibia more episodes here