Pride – Lion Conservation Alliance
What is Pride?
We are an alliance of professional women across Africa who lead carnivore conservation projects and are committed to working together to use our collective knowledge and experience to increase the effectiveness of our conservation efforts.
Our vision is a world where conservation professionals work more closely together and support each other to better achieve their conservation goals.
We established the alliance to demonstrate how a different approach to collaboration can optimize carnivore conservation efforts.
Our common goal is to secure lion populations into the future.
Lions in Africa are Disappearing
Scientists estimate there are less than 30,000 lions left in Africa, half the number of 20 years ago, and the biggest reasons for their decline are conflict with people and loss of habitat and prey due to human population growth. Pride provides a novel approach to deal with these complex issues by optimizing the transfer of knowledge and experience between projects and sites, so we can have greater impact over broader areas.
We share knowledge and experience: sharing and using expertise within the group in a structured and tactical way to develop joint concepts for more effective lion conservation We use joint efforts to achieve sustainable funding: working together to secure sustainable funding, allowing Pride members to focus more on lion conservation in the field We build our leadership competencies: enhancing existing leadership competencies and management skills by taking a focused and customised approach
Pride is achieving community-based lion conservation by:
• Building on existing traditional structures and approaches to protect lions and communities
• Integrating state of the art technologies with traditional knowledge to save lions
• Improving the quality of lives through conservation