NEWS + MEDIA

We produce updates on our work each month, and links to the latest ones, as well as our Annual Reports, are provided below.

Thank you to our good friends, Asilia Africa, for making it easy to donate to the Ruaha Carnivore Project – just follow this link and please share it with friends.
Asilia Africa, Changing Attitudes on the Frontline

Dr Amy Dickman interviewed at the Jackson Hole Film Festival. Jackson Hole screens the very best wildlife, environmental and nature doccies and awards accolades in various categories.

What It Takes to Save Lions

"Lions are not the problem. The fact is that we have to make it worth their while for people to live alongside them."—Dr. Amy Dickman, Ruaha Carnivore Project & Lion Recovery Fund grantee

Posted by Lion Recovery Fund on Dienstag, 3. Oktober 2017

Dr Amy Dickman – Interview with Lion Recovery Fund

WildCRU’s Ruaha Carnivore Project has come a long way since its inception in 2009, when we had a team of 3 in tiny tents, and had no trust with the local community, who were killing lions very frequently. Since then, we have developed multiple programmes to reduce conflict by reducing livestock losses, providing real benefits to local people through wildlife, and conducting extensive outreach and education. We have also produced the first scientific studies of Ruaha’s carnivores to inform conservation planning. We now have very good community relations, have seen a large drop in carnivore killings, and are looking to expand our work further in Ruaha and beyond over the next 5 years. None of this would have been possible without all our supporters and friends, so we thank you all very much!
Thanks also to Jack Randall from Made in the Wild Made in the Wild who has produced a short overview of what we had accomplished as of the end of 2016. This will be followed shortly by our 2016 Annual Report – but please enjoy this in the meantime, and thanks again to you all!

 

Dr Amy Dickman talking about the Ruaha Carnivore Project at the Cleveland Metropark Zoo

World Lion Day – From community camera trapping to educational programs, scholarships, health care, and veterinary support, Ruaha Carnivore Project has found a way to serve as a dynamic partner to local communities as well as a champion for lions and other large carnivores. Learn more.
#WorldLionDay

Ruaha Carnivore Project wins a University of Oxford Vice-Chancellor’s Public Engagement with Research Award.

RCP receives the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Public Engagement in Research.

The Ruaha Carnivore Project has a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ruahacarnivoreproject/) and a Twitter page (@ruahacarnivores) which we update regularly. Please sign up to updates using the website www.ruahacarnivoreproject.com or email us on admin@ruahacarnivoreproject.com

The Ruaha Carnivore Project has been fortunate to receive coverage in a variety of different media outlets, and some of these are shown below. If you would be interested in writing an article or featuring the project in some way through the media, then please get in touch on admin@ruahacarnivoreproject.com

3 minute video of our Tusk Award nomination: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAxx8dAIrCU

Telegraph article: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/29/british-woman-fighting-save-african-lions-extinction/

Video of Amy explaining how a lion slept on her tent during her very first night in Ruaha: http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/dickman-sleeping-with-lions

Amy gives the Tusk American Express Conservation Lecture at the Royal Geographical Society: http://www.tusk.org/news/12-nov-2015-watch-dr-amy-dickmans-talk-at-the-tusk-conservation-lecture-here

Mongabay interview: https://news.mongabay.com/2013/09/protecting-predators-in-the-wildest-landscape-youve-never-heard-of/

Oxford Thinking campaign: https://www.campaign.ox.ac.uk/report/ruaha-carnivore-project

Article about human-wildlife conflict in Ruaha in the Conversation: http://theconversation.com/whats-behind-the-conflict-between-people-and-animals-in-tanzania-46271

National Geographic case study of the project: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/news/case-study-big-cats-ruaha-landscape/

Amy talking about lion conservation in Ruaha: https://vimeo.com/37250128