We have a long standing belief that without the participation of the local communities in our conservation efforts, we will not be able to fully achieve our goals of ensuring a secure future for Africa's lions. Realising the key role that the local communities play, we have kept our doors open to communities around Livingstone to be able to come to our project site at Lion Encounter to learn more about the work that we are doing.
Recently we hosted a group of school children and their teachers from AGABF Trust School within Livingstone town. Lion Encounter volunteers Chloe from England and Peter from Germany where present to welcome the kids and talk to them about the work that Lion Encounter is doing. The kids were also taught about the different types of animals that are found in the Mosi-oa-Tunya national park and why it is important that we conserve them.
After the talk, the kids were accompanied by Lion Handlers to go and see the lions; a day well spent by Livingstone’s future conservationists.