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Hoaruseb Lions Update

Wednesday 24 February 2021

Since their return to the Hoaruseb on 17 Feb 2021 the two Orphan lionesses, Xpl-106 “Alpha” & Xpl-109 “Bravo”, have been unusually successful in capturing four prey animals in eight days. ..read more >>

Lion Ranger Training

Monday 22 February 2021

During the week of 15 Feb 2021 a training seminar for Lion Rangers was held at Wereldsend. The Rapid-response Team, with assistance from John Heidinger, and IRDNC facilitated the event by gathering approximately 50 Lion Rangers from 9 communal conservancies in Northwest Namibia. The training sessions focused on duties & responsibilities, human-lion conflict management and monitoring ..read more >>

Lions return to Hoanib Floodplain

Thursday 4 February 2021

The two Orphan lionesses, Xpl-106 “Alpha” & Xpl-109 “Bravo”, returned to their home range in the lower Hoanib river one month after they ventured into the unknown and discovered the Hoaruseb riverbed ..read more >>

Hoaruseb / Purros Solution

Sunday 31 January 2021

During collaborative discussions with the METF, Purros Conservancy, Lion Rapid-response Team & IRDNC, a plan was devised to prevent future conflict by following the policy guidelines laid out by the NW Human-lion Conflict Management Plan. ..read more >>

Purros Conflict

Wednesday 27 January 2021

During the night of 23 January 2021 the lionesses moved upriver and finding no prey animals along the riverbed, they reached Leyland’s drift at 04h00 on 24 January 2021. The Lion Rapid-response Team and Purros community rangers were ready to deter them from moving beyond Leyland’s Drift towards Purros, as was agreed on 17 January 2021 (see above). Unfortunately a small herd of livestock had sneaked past the guardians at Leyland’s Drift towards the west. ..read more >>

Hoaruseb Update 17 jan

Sunday 17 January 2021

The two Orphan lionesses continued to move further east and closer to danger and human-lion conflict at Purros. The Lion Rapid-response Team and community rangers herded the livestock back to Purros and held meetings with the community to discuss the lion situation ..read more >>

Lions move into danger zone

Thursday 14 January 2021

Lions move into danger zone The two Orphan lionesses moved beyond the narrow gorge and continued upriver to the border of the Skeleton Coast National Park where the captured a gemsbok ..read more >>

Hoaruseb Update

Tuesday 12 January 2021

The two “Orphan” lionesses have remained in the lower Hoaruseb river and have explored the mouth of the ephemeral river and surrounding areas. Heavy rainfall in the Opuwo area has resulted in local flooding and, if the rain continues, the floodwaters are expected to reach the lower Hoaruseb in the next few days. ..read more >>

New Year explorations

Sunday 10 January 2021

Lions return to Hoaruseb River The two “Orphan” lionesses, Xpl-106 “Alpha” and Xpl-109 “Bravo” of the Hoanib Floodplain pride expanded their home range area and discovered the lush and productive Hoaruseb ephemeral river ..read more >>