“The largest problem in Africa for wildlife is habitat loss and human wildlife conflict… there are more and more problems where people and wildlife meet.” When an animal kills a part of their livelihood or a loved one, the local villagers are left no choice but to eradicate the problem. This type of issue with the cats of Africa is only becoming more problematic with the rapidly growing population. So what can we do about it? Patti Vaughn has one solution.

Inspired by the fires the Massai people have used in the past, the Tanzania Lion Illumination Project incorporates lights to fend off unwanted cats in the bomas of Tanzania. We are proud to grant funds to a highly effective solution to human wildlife conflict in these areas.