Project Leopard

Sri Lanka

AKP Project Since 2015

Category:

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AKP is saving leopards by supporting cattle farmers

Overview

Yala National Park in Sri Lanka is home to the largest population of the endangered Sri Lankan leopard. Unfortunately, human-leopard conflict with bordering communities is a threat to leopard survival. Livestock can be an easy meal and cattle farmers justifiably retaliate when their animals are taken. The negative spiral can be interrupted by protecting cattle in steel enclosures at night. This simple solution is almost 100% successful in protecting livestock from leopard predation. As a result, not only are fewer leopards killed, but families have more meat and milk to feed themselves and to sell for an income.

Visit this Project

Travel to the home of a cattle farmer living at the edge of Yala National Park to see a steel cattle enclosure constructed as part of Project Leopard. Learn about the challenges the farmer has faced in protecting his livestock and how the new enclosure is benefiting his family and the local leopard population.

A&K can include a visit to Project Leopard on a Tailor Made Journey to Sri Lanka. Call our offices in Australia, the UK or the USA for assistance in creating an itinerary just for you.