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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Inspiring Short Film

Inspiring Short Film

February is National Geographic UK’s Big Cat Month, which is a wonderful opportunity to highlight the work of the Big Cats Initiative and the projects they support on the ground. WildCRU’s RCP has received long-term support from National Geographic and the Big Cats Initiative, producing positive impacts for both people and big cats around Ruaha, as shown in this short film. RCP’s Director, Dr Amy […]

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Meet Six Gare

Meet Six Gare

Meet Six Gare from Ruaha Tanzania and learn how Ruaha Carnivore Project (RCP) is demonstrating that coexistence is possible for humans and lions. For Six Gare to talk so openly and positively about RCP is a real triumph for their program and proof that getting villagers to understand the benefits of wildlife is worth it. He participates in RCP’s Community Camera Trapping initiative where communities […]

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Darem the Lion Defender

Darem the Lion Defender

RCP has developed a storybook about a boy called Darem from the Barabaig tribe, showing how he works with the project to help protect lions and other carnivores, thereby empowering his local community. With text in both English and Swahili, this story is for children everywhere.  The book will be distributed freely to schools and families around Ruaha and beyond, raising awareness of RCP’s work […]

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Amy Dickman speaks at the UN

Amy Dickman speaks at the UN

Project Director Amy Dickman spoke at the UN in favour of lion conservation. View the video here. Amy cited a paper in which it has been estimated that $1bn per annum was needed to support the protected areas where lions still exist (read the full paper). Amy’s stellar presentation urged companies to exercise their cultural conscience through donations to the Lion’s Share fund. This innovative […]

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Tusk Lecture – Lions, Leadership and Local Communities

Tusk Lecture – Lions, Leadership and Local Communities

In September at the Royal Geographical Society in London, Dr Alayne Cotterill and Dr Amy Dickman from Pride Lion Conservation Alliance delivered the 2019 Tusk Conservation Lecture. They spoke of how their innovative conservation alliance is strengthening communities, empowering women, and helping secure Africa’s wild lion populations. Visit https://www.tusk.org/news/lions-leadership-and-local-communities

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