Lion Speared by Masai Warriors
Last week we wrote to you about the threat faced by the predators of the Amboseli-Tsavo ecosystem and how MPT is working to alleviate this danger. The problem in short is that the dramatic falloff in the numbers of prey species — created by the recent severe drought — has led predators to target livestock more than ever, thereby increasing tensions within the community and fueling a heightened threat of retaliatory lion killing. However, thanks to the success of MPT’s Predator Compensation Fund and other Trust initiatives, we are happy to report a major positive shift towards conservation and tolerance within the communities covered . . . even in the face of this crisis.
Native Maasai peoples cutting up bushmeat
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