Thursday, August 22

In Tanzania, A Triple Win for Conservation

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When the African People & Wildlife organization built their first Living Wall in 2008, founder Dr. Laly Litchfield created a partnership with Maasai people in northern Tanzania to help lions survive. By combining Commiphora trees with a modern chain-link fence, the green walls provide a sustainable solution to human-wildlife conflict. This year saw the construction of the 1,000th Living Wall, a triple win for conservation: adding trees to the environment (116,000,) protecting Maasai livestock, and saving big cats from retaliatory killing. To date, no lions have been killed at homesteads where Living Walls were installed. https://africanpeoplewildlife.org/living-walls/

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