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            Strengthening law enforcement in Selous Game Reserve

            Peter Lindsey
            Grantee Frankfurt Zoological Society
            Type Protected Area Management
            Location Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania
            Grant Amount $349,997
            Duration 2 years

            Selous Game Reserve is one of Africa’s largest protected areas and contains a critically important population of lions. The status of lions in Selous is not known, but it is possible that the reserve contains one of (if not the) largest populations of the species in the world. Frankfurt Zoological Society supports law enforcement in Selous, working hand in hand with the Tanzania Wildlife Authority. LRF funding will support the deployment of a de-snaring team around part of the boundary that is acutely affected by bushmeat snaring. In addition, our grant will support measures to tackle poisoning of lions and other wildlife species. A second grant was issued in 2020 to strengthen and extend support for these activities, and to help ensure that FZS are able to provide support to wildlife authorities struggling with funding shortages as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.