Sawubona! Muraho! Habari! Supa! Muli Shani! Dumela! Mbote!
Some of you had asked about the number of lions in our study area, sorry for the long silence on this - I thought I would wait for the series on human-lion conflict to complete, but it appears that will carry on for a while. As we wait for results on the chemical analysis to determine the type of poison used to target predators, I wanted to introduce you to lion prides that we have followed regularly over the past five years.
I apologise for the long pause in posting a blog. I have temporarily left the study site to pursue a Postgraduate Diploma in Wildlife Conservation Practice offered by the University of Oxford’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) and funded by the Panthera Foundation. WildCRU is a unit of the Department of Zoology and is led by Professor David Macdonald. The unit is based in Tubney at the Tubney House, located in the countryside of Oxfordshire approximately 16 kilometres outside the Oxford city centre.
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