Human-wildlife conflict is currently one of the leading causes of lion mortality in Africa. As their prey decline in numbers and human settlements grow closer, lions often turn to the livestock of local herders for an easy meal. The loss of a cow is seen as a personal attack, and people often retaliate by shooting, spearing, or poisoning the lions they find.
African People & Wildlife saves the lives of approximately 150 lions each year through its innovative Living Walls program. Living Walls are environmentally-friendly corrals that keep livestock safe from predators and prevent retaliatory lion killings with a 99% success rate. To date, there are more than 750 Living Walls installed across northern Tanzania.