BIO

The East African - - OUTLOOK -

Back­ground: Peter Lindsey har­bours a life­long pas­sion for African wildlife con­ser­va­tion and has been work­ing on and with African wildlife since 1993 when he started out as an ap­pren­tice in Save Val­ley Con­ser­vancy in Zim­babwe. De­vel­op­ing an early ex­per­tise on African wild dogs, he has worked on a broad ar­ray of con­ser­va­tion is­sues rang­ing from preda­tor con­ser­va­tion, to the threats fac­ing them and other wildlife, to wildlife ranch­ing and com­mu­nity con­ser­va­tion. He has worked in Botswana, Kenya, Mozam­bique, Namibia, South Africa, Zam­bia, and Zim­babwe. Prior to join­ing Wildlife Con­ser­va­tion Net­work, he worked for Pan­thera’s Lion Pro­gramme as the pol­icy co-or­di­na­tor. Peter holds a PHD from the Mam­mal Re­search In­sti­tute at the Univer­sity of Pre­to­ria. The Lion Re­cov­ery Fund pro­vides funds raised to the best ideas for lion con­ser­va­tion around the con­ti­nent. The $800,000 fund by Leonardo Dicaprio Foun­da­tion aims to in­vest in projects that pro­tect lion habi­tats and pro­mote the con­ser­va­tion of lions and their prey.

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