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ROCAL - West and Central African lion conservation network
PhD research projects on human ecology and lion-livestock conflicts

Principal researcher: Ms Pricelia Tumenta

Supervisor: Hans de Iongh

Research area: Lion ecology and lion-livestock conflicts

Date started: May 2007

Academic institution: Leiden University, Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML) The Netherlands

Professional experience: Lecturer, wildlife ecology and behaviour; Department of Forestry, University of Dschang, Cameroon

Summary: The Waza National Park harbours a small isolated population of 40-60 lions Bauer & van der Merwe (2004) that have been doing well until recent threats. Studies conducted by WWF in early 2007 revealed a very high intensity of human and livestock pressure on the park. This implies lost of habitat for the lion, decline of natural prey base as a result of competition with livestock , more pastoralists lion livestock interactions leading to conflicts. This PhD research project was initiated to give and update of the lion's status in this park, study lion movements and home ranges to create awareness among local communities especially the nomadic pastoralists, on the foraging behaviour of the lion in the area. Livestock depredation with focus on anti-predation management practices is also an important aspect of this project.

ROCAL - West and Central African lion conservation network
PhD research in Waza National Park, Cameroon

ROCAL - West and Central African lion conservation network
PhD research in Waza National Park, Cameroon

ROCAL - West and Central African lion conservation network
PhD research in Waza National Park, Cameroon


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