The Lion Conservation Fund is a nonprofit organization that is committed to supporting conservation and research initiatives to better our understanding of lion behavior, ecology, and biology.
Lions once roamed much of the African continent, but recent studies suggest that lion populations may have decreased nearly 90% in just one decade, with fewer than 20,000 remaining in just a handful of countries.
The Lion Conservation Fund (LCF) supports projects that establish the distribution and abundance of African lions in areas of great global conservation importance. We are committed to supporting conservation and research initiatives to better our understanding of lion behavior, ecology, and biology. We are also working to protect the habitats of these magnificent animals while improving the lives of people sharing habitat with lions in Africa.
LCF helped initiate a number of programs to alleviate threats to lions across Kenya through its support of the Centre for Lion Conservation and Research in Kenya and the efforts of wildlife biologist Tina Ramme along with local field assistants, ecologists, and other conservation and wildlife professionals, who are working to reach our goals of sustainability and restoration.
To share its passion and knowledge of lions and support its research program, LCF organizes Field Courses and Voluntourism Safari in Kenya.
Join an exciting wildlife research voluntourism safari - Elephant & Lion Research at Tsavo, Kenya!
• Enjoy a 10-day expedition including 4 Elephant research days and 4 Lion research days.
• Learn from a team of highly experienced scientists.
• Spend 8-10 hours a day searching for elephants and lions, collecting data and exploring their beautiful habitat.
<FONT COLOR="#666666"><b>Elephant & Lion Research at Tsavo, Kenya</b>
<u>Dates - 2011</u>
• 7-16 March (Season - rains - green vegetation)
• 15-24 May (Season - dry - mixed vegetation)
• 7-16 August (Season - dry - dry vegetation)
• 6-15 November (Season - rains - green vegetation)
<FONT COLOR="#666666">US$3,800.00 per person for 10 days
<u>Including</u> full board/accommodation-single tent, park entrance fees, transport to/from Tsavo/Nairobi, field work, supplies and donation to the research.
All other costs must be met by the volunteer: Kenyan Visa, inoculations, airfare, accommodations in Nairobi and medical/travel insurance-required.
<u>Tax deduction for US volunteers (non-profit 501c3). </u>
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