Lions may be extirpated in Africa within 30 years. The population in Kenya has dropped from 2,749 seven years ago to about 2000 this year. Climate change, habitat destruction and conflict with humans have all contributed to the demise of this iconic, noble creature. It doesn’t have to be this way.

Margret Driciru of the Ugandan Wildlife Authority is working hard to keep lions as a part of a dynamic ecosystem in the Queen Elizabeth National Park. Ms. Driciru is a veterinarian and a alumnus of Envirovet. She feels the challenges to save lions involves a complex web of issues that need to be address together; population studies, community outreach and political muscle.

Ravenswood Media interviewed Margret for their documentary about Envirovet


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