The CRF is helping support carnivore conservation through the Ruaha Carnivore Project in Tanzania. The RCP, part of Oxford University’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU), aims to help develop effective conservation strategies for large carnivores in Tanzania’s remote Ruaha landscape.
This vast wilderness includes Ruaha National Park, which is the largest Park in Tanzania and the second largest in the whole of Africa. It is one of the most important areas of the world for large carnivores, supporting around 10% of all the lions left in Africa, as well as globally important populations of African wild dogs, cheetahs, leopards and spotted hyaenas. Given the dramatic declines undergone by all these species, this is an extremely important area for remaining carnivore populations. Lions alone have disappeared from over 80% of their range, and resident cheetah populations are now gone from over 90% of their range.
Learn more from RCP’s Director Dr. Amy Dickman in this video from National Geographic.