Beginning of December, Laura Bertola of the Leo Foundation, met up with Luke Hunter, President and Chief conservation officer of the NGO Panthera at their headquarters in New York.
During the meeting, we discussed ways to collaborate in the field. For example, Panthera is starting with an ambitious project in Senegal, and the Leo Foundation has a PhD researcher on he ground in this region, Mr. Gueye Malle, who is financially supported by a grant from Panthera. Also in other countries, our activities can complement each other. Panthera will focus on law enforcement, while the Leo Foundation puts most efforts into ecological monitoring and outreach. Together, we hope to make great progress to ensure conservation of lions and other wildlife in Africa.