Paola Bouley

With only around 6,600 Wild Dogs left in Africa, this incredible animal is one of the continent’s most at-risk carnivores, and is listed by the IUCN as Endangered. Urgent action is required to save them, and a key conservation strategy is the reintroduction of packs into viable habitats where they once occurred. The Endangered Wildlife…

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BOISE, ID. – A new study finds that changes in climate over the next three decades could increase conflicts between lions and cattle across vast regions of eastern Africa – unless smart actions are taken today. Corresponding author: neilcarter@boisestate.edu. Photo © Brett Kuxhausen. The study, published on February 28, 2018 in the peer-reviewed journal Conservation Biology,…

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A few days ago we were greeted for the first time – most dramatically – by a 3.5 week old lion cub born to Gorongosa National Park’s “Sungue Pride.” Gorongosa’s wildlife is rebounding, lions too.  National Geographic’s Big Cat Initiative has been instrumental in this recovery.  In 2016 we established Lion Anti-Poaching Patrols and a…

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By Tonga Torcida & Paola Bouley Lion Rescue Unit: Rui Branco, Paola Bouley, Antonio Paulo, Tonga Torcida, Alfredo Matevele, Louis van Wyk. We found our lioness, Rosa, on the edge of the lake and close to a community inside the Park. Not having seen her for a few weeks, we approached slowly to where she was hidden deep…

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Attempts by “walking with lions” or “cub-petting” operators to establish new commercial ventures in Mozambique and Zambia under the guise of “lion conservation” should raise serious concern among our environmental and governmental leaders. Authors: Paola Bouley & Dr. Rui Branco – Projecto Leões da Gorongosa, Mozambique. www.Lions.Gorongosa.org;  Dr. Colleen Begg – Niassa Carnivore Project, Mozambique. www.Niassalion.org; Dr. Matthew…

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GORONGOSA: Rebirth of Paradise premieres on Tuesday, Sept. 22 on PBS 8/7c Recovering from a civil war, one still reverberating through the heart of the Park, this is the story of the hopes and struggles of those fighting to secure one of Mozambique’s last-remaining wildernesses. It wasn’t too long ago that Central Mozambique was considered lost territory for the big…

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NEW LION CONSERVATION FILM FOR EDUCATORS– Projecto Leões da Gorongosa is proud to announce the release of a new educational film, free to wildlife and conservation educators across the globe.  Set in Gorongosa National Park in Central Mozambique, where a bold new effort is underway to recover a historic lion stronghold, the film narrated by Tonga Torcida one of our bright emerging…

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The Cheringoma Plateau on the eastern boundary of Gorongosa National Park is a stronghold of biodiversity and until recently largely unexplored, particularly for large carnivores. In April of 2013 Projecto Leões joined an expedition to document biodiversity on the Plateau. During the survey a team of 15 leading scientists yielded 1,200 species, of which 500 are…

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It was one of those eerily beautiful winter mornings in Central Mozambique. Smoke hung thick in the air from the seasonal fires that had begun raging across the land, and Bob Poole and I hopped into his land rover and headed in to Gorongosa National Park towards a signal that had just come in. Helena (a…

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