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Building Capacity for Lion Conservation in Mozambique
The Mozambique Wildlife Alliance (MWA) works closely with the wildlife authority in Mozambique (ANAC) to provide support for critical conservation services. LRF provided a grant to Saving the Survivors to help them undertake a set of key activities of significance to lion conservation, including: veterinary care to allow for de-snaring and de-trapping of lions caught in snares and gin-traps (or ‘bear-traps’ as they are known in USA); efforts to prevent and react to human-lion conflict; anti-poaching to tackle gin-trapping in Central Mozambique; and helping to coordinate the activities of various conservation actors in the country. In December 2020, after noting the impressive impact of MWA, LRF provided a much larger follow up grant. This grant will provide MWA with significant financial stability, and enable them to strengthen their efforts and also to expand them to include work designed to tackle the illegal wildlife trade, which is severe in Mozambique and which affects lions via the trade in bushmeat and lion body parts.