Feb 13, 2018
This episode is about a personal story of human-wildlife conflict mitigation. Meritho Juma Katei grew up as a traditional Maasai in Tanzania. As a child he thought of lions and carnivores as his enemy because they would eat his family's livestock. As he grew up, his mother would teach him how to love life and nature; including people and animals!
During his secondary education he visited a national park and was able to see lions living peacefully and see that they too are only trying to survive and protect their families. He knew then, he wanted to continue his education to study wildlife behavior. He is now working with the Korongoro People's Lion Initiative in northern Tanzania educating his communities and other communities like his on how to live peacefully and coexist with lions.
Learn more about his story in this podcast!
Learn more about the initiative and Ngorongoro Conservation area he speaks about here: https://kopelion.org/ngorongoro-conservation-area/