Conservation of lions with a new pastoralism management model in Benin

African Parks
Grantee African Parks
Type Protected Area Management
Location Benin
Grant Amount $199,881
Duration 1 year

African Parks recently assumed management of the vast 10,000 km2 Parc W in Benin, which is one of the most important remaining patches of habitat for the Critically Endangered West African lion. LRF issued a grant of nearly $200,000 to African Parks to help them manage the issue of illegal livestock grazing and to closely monitor the lion population in the park. In combination with the LRF’s support for African Parks’s work in Pendjari NP in Benin, the LRF has now provided considerable support to the Beninese portion of the WAP complex of protected areas, which is the single most important stronghold of the West African lion.