Newsletter November 2019

Friday 15 November 2019

NW Human-lion Conflict Management Plan - Road works and other Desert Lion news. more >>

Newsletter September & October 2019

Friday 4 October 2019

Due to the low rainfall and sparse distribution of prey throughout the northern Namib, lions have struggled to find sufficient food within their home ranges during the past five months. more >>

Lion movements in Brandberg and coastal areas

Sunday 22 September 2019

A total of 14 consecutive days were spent observing the resident lions in the southern section of the study area to update pride structures, genealogy tables & to assess their behaviour and movement patterns in relation to HLC. more >>

Lions in Obab/Uniab area - 12 July 2019

Friday 12 July 2019

An adult lioness from the central Obab/Uniab area is currently utilising the coastal zone to hunt seals. more >>

Ugab Lions

Monday 10 June 2019

The southern section of the study area in and around the Ugab River was covered from the coast to the farming area. more >>

Coastal Lions

Tuesday 19 February 2019

The return of lions to the Skeleton Coast and their utilisation of marine food resources is a significant development for the area. Results of the ongoing research and monitoring of the coastal lions were published in the Namibian Journal of Environment and Travel Africa. more >>

New fittings of Early-warning collars

Monday 15 October 2018

After fitting three EW collars and a satellite collar to key lions in the Ugab /Huab area, attention was turned to the northern areas of human-lion conflict. A substantial amount of time was spent in the difficult mountainous terrain of the upper Obab, Barab, Aub, Hunkap, Mudorib and Obeb Rivers. Breakthroughs were made when important lions from the areas around Onjoka, Orowau, Elephant Song, Ganamub and Mbakondja were captured and fitted with EW collars. more >>

Early-warning and monitoring systems

Friday 14 September 2018

Two adult male lions from the Orowau and Hunkap Prides were located and fitted with Early-warning collars. Four adult lionesses were also immobilised and fitted with the new collarsSince May 2018 a total of 17 new collars have fitted to lions: 4 satellite collars and 13 Early-warning collars. more >>