Namibia supports a diverse assemblage of free ranging large carnivore including lions, leopards, cheetah, spotted hyena, brown hyena, painted dogs and caracal. The Large Carnivore Management Association of Namibia (LCMAN) comprises a group of organisations that have come together to form a not-for-profit Association to promote and support the long-term conservation of healthy populations of free-ranging large carnivores in Namibia. Namibia Nature Foundation’s role as a project partner is to manage LCMAN’s funds and provide support in the form of technical input, administration and co-ordination.
- To promote an understanding of large carnivores, their biology, ecology, roles and values in ecosystems, interactions with people (and their production systems), and conservation requirements
- To serve as a national body of expertise and as a point of reference for all matters concerning large carnivores, including legal, policy, management, research and related issues
- To advocate for and on behalf of large carnivore conservation, to ensure that sound research-based information and management is applied, as well as ethical practices in all aspects of large carnivore management, conservation, research, reintroductions, housing, utilization and related issues
- To facilitate and encourage the co-ordination of large carnivore conservation, research and management in Namibia.
Visit the LCMAN website to read more about their work.