Here is the update from the field for February 2016 – we are all still trying to catch up after the crazy El Nino rains! We hope you find it interesting – thank you all for your interest in the project, and all your support, as we could not do any of our work without you. We will be in touch again very soon! RCP Update Feb 16
Here is the latest update from the field – it has been a hectic rainy season with the El Nino rains, which led to lots of flooding, but the team have been working extremely hard, and we are moving forwards with a wide variety of community conservation initiatives. Thanks again to all our supporters, as there is no way we could do our work without you. RCP Update Dec 15 Jan 16
Here is the video that was used for the Tusk award nomination – it provides a good overview of RCP’s work and the reasons why we think it is is important: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAxx8dAIrCU
RCP annual report for TAWIRI 2014 The annual report that we write for TAWIRI (the Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute) is now available, so please have a look if you are interested as it gives a comprehensive overview of our work. Thanks to all our supporters through 2014 – it was a great year and so far, 2015 is proving very good as well!
We are thrilled to announce that RCP’s Director, Amy Dickman, has been named as one of three international finalists for the prestigious Tusk Conservation Award! This awardrecognises individuals who have undertaken outstanding, inspirational conservation work throughout Africa, and will be presented by Prince William at an Awards Ceremony in London on November 25th. The finalists have also been invited to have afternoon tea with Prince William the day before the event, which will be a great opportunity to talk about the importance of large carnivore conservation in Ruaha.
Even if Amy isn’t the eventual winner, being a finalist generates invaluable attention for the Ruaha Carnivore Project – RCP’s work has already been highlighted in the Telegraph newspaper, and a short film about the project will be shown at the ceremony. We are all extremely excited about this, and have our fingers crossed for the 25th!
Updates from September and October are now available online. In this issue, read about RCP Director Amy Dickman’s nomination for the prestigious Tusk Conservation Award! Other featured stories in this update include dangers of life in the brush, more information on livestock guarding dogs, Lion Guardian park trips, and more! Download the September & October 2014 Project Update
Project updates from August are now available online. This issue features coverage of the Lion Guardian Games from the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. You can also read about a new school joining the Kids 4 Cats programme, carnivore sightings and more! Download the August 2014 Project Update
Project updates from July are now available online. This update features some publicity from Africa Geographic and Cincinnati Zoo. In this issue, you can also read about our DVD night (with record attendance!), health management practices of the livestock guarding dogs, and more! Download the July 2014 Project Report
Project updates from June are now available online. This issue covers a special visit from Paul Funston, Panthera’s lion expert and a visit from representatives of Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Also included is a summary of the Ruaha Roundtable, challenges for the livestock guarding dog programme, and more. Download the June 2014 Project Update
Project updates from May are now available online. In this update, you can read about livestock guarding dogs (LSGDs), redesigning bomas, Simba Scholars, and more! Download the May 2014 Project Update
Take a look at our project updates from April. Read about the Lion Guardians, Simba Scholar selections, and see some great camera trap pictures! Download the Project Update from April 2014