Who we are
African Lion and Environmental Research Trust is a nonprofit organisation dedicated to the conservation of the African wildlife, their ecosystems and the communities that live alongside them. Functional ecosystems are key to species survival, and therefore key to species conservation.
We aim to integrate community and research-based initiatives to aid wildlife conservation, support local communities and mitigate human-wildlife conflict.
African Lion and Environmental Research Trust’s vision is of national parks fulfilling their function of conserving biodiversity and nurturing scientific knowledge, whilst generating opportunities for the local communities to thrive in harmony with the protection of ecosystems and landscapes.
Promoting prosperity to the local communities
We understand that the people who live around protected areas are essential to encourage conservation. To do this, they need to value nature and have living conditions that allow them to make it a priority, and to see conservation as a positive aspect in their lives.
This is why our community work is based on education and access to income, so that local communities can prosper and act for conservation.
Research to support the Governance of Protected Areas
We believe that the management of protected areas and natural resources must be based on technical and reliable information to have an effective impact.
Therefore, we collaborate with authorities and decision makers so that territorial management is driven by reliable and relevant information