Lions in Uganda

DSWF is funding a two-year programme to investigate and protect lion populations in two of Uganda’s key wildlife areas.

Africa’s lions are under threat and, with little known about the lions of Uganda, DSWF funding will help conservationists better understand the issues and threats faced by the populations in the country. The teams will work to establish whether the South Murchinson Falls Conservation Area holds the largest population of lions in the country and how many lions survive in Kidepo Valley National Park in the northeast.

This project aims to determine the size and range of Uganda’s lion population and evaluate the threats to them. A number of lions are being collared and assessed by vets as part of this work.

DSWF has been funding conservation in Uganda since 1998 supporting the work of the Uganda Conservation Foundation. To find out more about our work with Uganda’s elephants click here.

You can support our work with lions by clicking here today.


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