Ruaha Carnivore Project

Ruaha National Park supports around 10% of all remaining lions in Africa. The Ruaha Carnivore Project (RCP) is an Oxford University project headed up by Amy Dickman, winner of the Tusk Trust Conservation Award in 2014. The project focuses on developing effective conservation strategies for not just lions, but all large carnivores in Ruaha. 

By engaging with local communities the team at RCP use a variety of different strategies to try and protect the lions, leopards, cheetah, wild dog and hyena in the area. They run village outreach programs and film nights to raise awareness, use GPS collars to track predators and warn researchers of potential human-wildlife conflicts, and build predator-proof enclosures for local pastoralists who live on the outskirts of the park. These are just some of the ways they work with the local people to minimise human and wildlife conflict. RCP aim to develop local benefit initiatives specifically linked to wildlife presence to make sure people are invested in the conservation of Ruaha’s carnivores.

In the last year, we have directly supported them with funds to purchase five camera traps for their wildlife research and data collection. We have also donated towards predator-proofing four livestock enclosures and have run three village educational film nights.

If you're coming on safari with us at Kigelia Ruaha and would like to meet the team from RCP and learn more about how you can support their work please get in touch.

100
Buys a tyre for a project vehicle
400
Will predator-proof a livestock enclosure
2500
Sponsors a secondary school scholarship
5000
Equips a village clinic with a years supply of basics medicines