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New Milestone for Big Cat Conservation

APW is very pleased to announce that we now have 220 Living Walls installed in the Maasai Steppe. These Living Walls are protecting approximately 50,000 head of livestock in fortified enclosures. This impacts nearly 5000 Maasai community members, whose livestock are now safe at night from predators. With livestock safe at night, we eliminate the main reason for retaliatory killing by Maasai livestock owners, and help preserve native vegetation that would otherwise come under constant harvest as a traditional building material. Many thanks to all our partners, supporters and local community members who helped us to achieve this important milestone for lion conservation and the improved coexistence of people and big cats. We would like to extend special recognition to the National Geographic Big Cats Initiative, the Regina Bauer Frankenberg Foundation and the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund for their critical support of this work. Read more about Living Walls.

 

Living Wall

One of our Living Walls flourishes as the native Commiphora posts help create an impenetrable barrier that protects wildlife and saves big cats.