I have been working in the Albertine Rift region, Africa's most biodiverse region for vertebrates, since 1988 and have been involved with conservation of eastern gorillas, chimpanzees, elephants and large cats. Work we have done to conserve Uganda's lion populations include monitoring the famous tree-climbing lions of Ishasha, undertaking the first call-up survey of lions and hyaenas in Uganda, supporting pastoralists with projects to supply water and improve rangeland so that conflicts with lions are reduced and monitoring livestock kills and what it will take to compensate local people for livestock losses. However poisoning of lions in retaliation for livestock loss is still a major cause of the death of adult lions and the key issue to tackle if their numbers are to rebuild. Supporting this project will help stop the decline in their numbers
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