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TEDxJacksonHole - Laly Lichtenfeld - Warriors for Wildlife: Saving Lions on the Maasai Steppe

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Uploaded on Nov 9, 2011

Dr. Laly Lichtenfeld is an African lion expert working in northern Tanzania to save one of its most threatened lion populations. She is co-founder and executive director of the African People & Wildlife Fund and a Yale research affiliate. Lichtenfeld is a member of the National Geographic Big Cats Initiative and a recipient of the Fulbright Award.

People and lions come into direct and frequent conflict when the big cats attack and kill the Maasai's livestock and harm people. Intense retaliatory killing of lions occurs on a regular basis. Now, a project called Living Walls, using a unique combination of chain-link fencing and fast-growing tress as fence posts, is creating special enclosures to keep cattle safe from lions, and lions out of the way of Maasai spears.

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