The Independent newspaper in the UK published a piece on how Lion Defenders have reduced lion poaching by 90% in one Tanzanian national park.
Quotable quote: “Mandela from Kitisi is one of 13 warriors who has retrained as a lion defender. ‘I was 18 when I speared my first lion, but I’ve realized it’s just too dangerous,’ he says. ‘Being a lion defender encourages us to see other alternatives to hunting, and other benefits. Two of my friends out hunting were killed by elephants recently – where’s the benefit in that?’”
Catch the rest of the story by Sue Watt here.