On the 19th of December, Leo Foundation board members Laura Bertola and Hans de Iongh attended a special meeting in Givskud zoo. Main topic was the development of a breeding program for the two different subspecies of lions in European zoos.
On the 6th of December 2018, IUCN NL celebrated her 40th anniversary. Leo Foundation congratulates IUCN NL with this joyful fact, and was of course present at the jubilee party.
On the 8th of August, the Nakuru Lion Project has officially been opened by Hans de Iongh. This has been done by the symbolically handing over one of the satellite collars to the senior warden of Lake Nakuru National Park in Kenya.
1th of Januari 2019, Shekhar Kolipaka will follow up Marjolein Schoe as the secretary of Leo Foundation.
Every year, globeguards organises an action of all her members. Last year, All for Nature travel has sponsored our lion project in Nairobi NP.
At the beginning of June, a Children’s Bushcamp has been held in W National Parc in North Benin.
Nairobi NP – On the morning of 5 februari 2018, a team of KWS (Francis Lesilau), Leo foundation (Hans de Iongh) en CML, Leiden University (Kevin Groen) have decollarred two lions
End 2017, Leo Foundation received the good news that the proceeds of the National Geographic Junior school diary brought in €6019,39. This money will be used to support our lion guards programme in Cameroon.
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.