On 4 December 2020 Francis Lesilau successfully defended his PhD thesis in Leiden University with the title; Human Lion conflicts around Nairobi National Park, Kenya
Francis Lesilau is a senior staffmember of Kenya Wildlife Service and his project was supported by the Leo foundation. Besides his PhD research Francis was actively involved in lion conservation.With support of the Leo foundation he developed an ‘early warning system’ based on satellite collated lions in order to warn local livestock owners on the presence of lions and this way to prevent conflicts.This ‘early warning system’ is currently being applied in various national parks in Kenya.
The Leo foundation will continue its support to the implementation of the ‘early warning system ‘ in Kenya during 2020-2022
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