In the Mola communities, near Bumi Hills Safari Lodge, lion guardians are starting to receive training as part of the Mola Wildlife Coexistence Programme.
On the 11th-13th of September 2019, African Bush Camps Foundation conducted training for Human and Wildlife Co-existence Officers (Lion Guardians) in the Mola area, near Bumi Hills Safari Lodge. The training was facilitated by Liomba Mathe from WildCRU‘s Hwange Lion Research Unit.
The purpose of the training was to equip the Human and Wildlife Coexistence Officers with knowledge and skills around the implementation of this conservation initiative in the area, especially on the monitoring of lions movement from protected areas to the community. The initiative is modelled on a successful Mobile Cattle Boma Initiative we’ve partnered on with the Mambanje Community in the area of Hwange National Park.