|Grantee||Community Conservation Fund of Namibia|
Piloting Wildlife Credits Performance Payments in North West Namibia
The LRF has already invested heavily in tackling human lion conflict in North West Namibia, but in late 2020 the fund also invested in a novel approach to incentivize coexistence between people and lions in community conservancies. Recognizing the significant cost that comes with living with lions, WWF have designed a program that rewards communities financially for living with and conserving lions. This is significant because it helps to diversify the financial incentives for conservation away from an over-reliance on tourism – and directly rewards communities for their conservation efforts. The wildlife credits program acknowledges and rewards the role of local people as custodians over lions on behalf of the world.