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.


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