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            Strengthening the management of Bouba Ndjida National Park

            Ed Selfe
            Grantee Wildlife Conservation Society
            Type Protected Area Management
            Location Cameroon
            Grant Amount $350,000
            Duration 3 years

            Bouba Ndjida contains a population of perhaps 80 lions, which in the context of Cameroon, where there are perhaps 270 lions in total, is significant. WCS are working in a partnership with the Cameroonian government to manage the park and to help tackle threats such as bushmeat poaching, targeted poaching of cats for their body parts and illegal livestock incursions. In 2020, LRF provided WCS with a grant of $350,000 over three years to help strengthen these management efforts and also to introduce standardized monitoring of lion numbers to assess the effectiveness of management efforts and to enable more adaptive management.