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Ruaha Carnivore Project

For Carnivores and People

The Ruaha Carnivore Project was established in 2009 as part of Oxford University’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) with a focus on conserving large carnivores (lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas, and African wild dogs) in Tanzania’s remote Ruaha landscape.

Their efforts are focused on a few areas such as mitigating human-wildlife conflict, education, and providing community benefits to local villages demonstrating success in living peacefully with large predators, such as scholarships, medical care, and/or access to veterinary services. By fortifying livestock areas with chain-link fencing they have reduced attacks on livestock by 60%, leading to a reduction of 80% in killings of large predators. Additionally, the Ruaha Carnivore Project leads education trips for local villagers, teaching them about the importance of protecting large carnivores.

You can help us support the Ruaha Carnivore Project every May during our Catapalooza: Big Cat Conservation Day Celebration.

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