Chair of the Leo foundation Hans de Iongh met on the 23th of Februari with dr Tuqa Jirmo (the assistant CEO of Lewa Borena conservancy). Dr. Tuqa Jirmo received support during 2007-2012 from the Leo foundation for a monitoring and conflict prevention program for lion populations in Amboseli under a PhD research program at Leiden university.
Now they discussed the possibilities for monitoring lion and spotted hyena populations in Lewa Borena. These data can be directly used for conflict prevention/ mitigation with local communities.
We are happy to share that it was agreed to initiate a new collaboration between the Lewa Borena conservancy and Leo foundation.