In conversation with Hendrik du Toit

In conversation with Hendrik du Toit

Ninety One Inspire hosts regular forums for inspirational women from across the world. For the first time this remarkable network moves online and Amy Dickman and Alayne Cotterill were privileged to join Hendrik du Toit to discuss issues facing lions and local communities in this first of their virtual talks: Conversation with Hendrik du Toit

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Into The Wilderness with Byron Pace

Into The Wilderness with Byron Pace

Recent circumstances have opened up many online opportunities to discuss our work through podcasts. In discussions with Byron Pace, Amy gives some fascinating insights into her career and the complexities of conservation, including the need to meaningfully engage local people and empower more women. This is an eye-opening discussion to the very heart of what makes conservation work (5 mins in, episode 150): Podcast Also […]

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TUSK Conservation Hero

TUSK Conservation Hero

Project Director Amy Dickman is honoured to be chosen as one of Tusk’s ‘Conservation Heroes’ as they celebrate 30 years of project partnerships and the species they are protecting. Amy says ‘Tusk has been one of our longest standing and most reliable partners. Tusk really understands field conservation work and the importance of integrating communities so they have tangible reasons to conserve wildlife’. Enjoy reading […]

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Big Cat virtual conservation awareness weekend at Henry Vilas Zoo

Big Cat virtual conservation awareness weekend at Henry Vilas Zoo

RCP was very excited to take part in Henry Vilas Zoo’s amazing “Catapalooza” Conservation Awareness event for big cats in the wild. This annual event would normally take place around this time but, with zoos closed, this year Catapalooza moved online to raise awareness of the plight of African lions and Amur tigers. Catch up here on the exciting schedule of talks, fun activities and […]

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COVID-19

COVID-19

A message from Project Director Dr Amy Dickman The coronavirus pandemic is creating havoc around the world and, as everywhere, we have been feeling its impacts at the Ruaha Carnivore Project. The pandemic will exacerbate pressure on wildlife globally – Tanzania has experienced a huge drop in incoming tourists and this will affect the benefits that communities receive from wildlife presence. The team is working […]

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Empowers Africa event

Empowers Africa event

We were thrilled to have our Director Amy Dickman honoured at the recent Empowers Africa event in New York. This event was held just before International Women’s Day in order to celebrate leading changemakers in African conservation. Amy was celebrated for her work, alongside Elizabeth Babalola from the African Leadership University and Angel Namshali from Asilia’s Dunia Camp in the Serengeti. The event involved a […]

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Pathways conference – ‘Open the Door to Diverse Voices’

Pathways conference – ‘Open the Door to Diverse Voices’

This year, Pride Lion Conservation Alliance was honoured to co-host the Pathways Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conference with Colorado State University, and our Director Amy Dickman was there to help organise it. The Conference was held in Limuru, Kenya, and the theme was ‘Open the Door to Diverse Voices’. It was a very different kind of conference, with particular emphasis on mindfulness, inclusion, and ensuring […]

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Training female conservation leaders in Africa

Training female conservation leaders in Africa

As one of the founders of Pride Lion Conservation Alliance, our Director Amy Dickman recently spent 3 days in Kenya helping to train female conservation leaders in Kenya. This was a truly inspirational training – there were over 500 applicants for just 30 spots, and the women who were selected were amazing conservationists from 17 different African countries. There is a real lack of female […]

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Woman of Impact

Woman of Impact

Dr Amy Dickman has been chosen as one of National Geographic’s ‘Women of Impact’. Her work with the local communities in Tanzania’s Ruaha landscape has led to significant benefits not only for lion conservation but also for local development and empowerment. Amy says “I am honoured and thrilled to be chosen as one of National Geographic’s Women of Impact. However, this should not be just […]

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Hoboken Lecture December 2019

Hoboken Lecture December 2019

Project director Amy Dickman was invited to speak at the prestigious 9th Hoboken Lecture in Rotterdam. These lectures were launched in 2011, by the Natural History Museum Rotterdam (Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam), the British Council and the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences. Each year, an outstanding British scientist is invited to address a wide audience, including students, academics, entrepreneurs and professionals. The Hoboken Lectures demonstrate […]

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Pathways Africa 2020

Pathways Africa 2020

WildCRU members, Amy Dickman and Alayne Cotterill, are two of six founding members of The Pride Lion Conservation Alliance – an alliance of carnivore conservation organisation leaders developed to demonstrate an innovative, non-competitive conservation model. Based on the success of this model for improving the impact and resilience of their own work, Pride are hosting a conference to showcase this way of working to a […]

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Launch of ‘Be The Pride’ Campaign

Launch of ‘Be The Pride’ Campaign

Ruaha Carnivore Project is proud to partner with WildAid who are currently running a campaign in Tanzania ‘Be the Pride’ to raise awareness about the massive reduction in lion populations across Africa. As part of this campaign they filmed “Conservation Unsung Heroes”, they are the ordinary men and women working day (and sometimes night) in wildlife conservation, doing their bit to protect Tanzania’s lions and […]

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