LEO FOUNDATION, the Netherlands
Leo Foundation The Foundation Panthera Leo Leo (called “Leo Foundation”or “Stichting Leo”) was established on 24 April 2008. It’s main objective is the promotion of the protection of the lion. Other important objectives are the responsible management of lion populations in Africa and India, with special attention to responsible tourism, local income generation and mitigation of conflicts, the support of research on lion ecology including interactions with other large carnivores, the stimulation of the exchange of knowledge and to inform and create awareness among target groups in the Netherlands on the threats faced by lions and by other large carnivores and on conservation action needed to protect them. > To read more
SPOTS Foundation Spots is a nature conservation organization which mainly focuses on the conservation of large cats. To reach its objectives, the foundation collaborates with local partners, in which the local communities are closely involved. The conservation of the cheetah was during the first years after the establishment of the foundation the main goal. However, in 2009 their attention has also shifted towards the conservation of lions and leopards. SPOTS uses education to inform a larger public and schools about their projects and goals. > To read more
ROCAL was created by the signatory members of the Garoua Declaration on 13 April 2002 The West and Central African Lion Conservation Network is a regional non-profit association. The association has as primary objective to assist the preparation, implementation, monitoring and capitalization of strategies and action programs in West and Central Africa that aim to conserve large predators in general and the lion in particular.  > To read more


African Lion Working Group The lion working group , which later became the African Lion Working Group , was formed during an AGM of the IUCN Conservation Breeding Specialist Group in October 1999 at Warmbaths, South Africa. The mission of the ALWG is the promotion of comprehensive , scientifically based conservation strategies for all free roaming populations in Africa. > To read more
Panthera Panthera was founded in 2006 with the sole mission of conserving the world’s 36 species of wild cats. Utilizing the knowledge and expertise of the world’s top cat biologists, Panthera develops, implements, and oversees range-wide species conservation strategies for the world’s largest, most imperiled cats – tigers, lions, jaguars and snow leopards by working through partnerships with local and international NGO’s, scientific institutions, and local and national government agencies. > To read more
Painted Dog Foundation PDC was originally established as Painted Dog Research in 1992 by Gregory Rasmussen. During the first two years the human-induced carnage from snares, shooting and road kills accounted for 95% of all dog mortalities. The initial emphasis was thus to identify the critical issues and develop a pragmatic and holistic strategy that would make a substantial, lasting contribution to Painted Dogs, nature conservation and, very importantly, to the lives of the local people. > To read more
Ecole de Faune de Garoua The School of Fauna is located in Garoua and was established by the Cameroonian government in 1970. It was created to serve al French speaking countries in this region of Africa, with the management of the wildlife and the protected areas and the technical education and professional as regards to conservation. The EFG was installed with the aim to preserve the natural resources in the African countries which is important in preserving their independence. > To read more
CEDC The Centre for Environmental and Developmental Studies in Cameroon (CEDC) is a training and research centre that resulted from the co-operation betwen the University of Dschang in Cameroon and Leiden University. The co-operation exists since 1990.The main objectives of the CEDC are the contributing to the development of environmental sciences in Cameroon through the stimulation of interdisciplinary research To contribute to the capacity of the Cameroonian ministry of Higher Education to carry out research, give formation as well as to provide advisory services. > To read more
LEA The laboratory of applied ecology was created by the chariman of the board of the faculty of agricultural sciences of the University of Abomey in 1994. The main activities of the LEA are for example the improvement of the management of woodland ecosystems and protected areas. The protection and monitoring of endemic and threaded species is another major activity of the laboratory of applied ecology. > To read more
Tshwane Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) is a proud product of South Africa’s first decade of democracy. While the size and scope of this dynamic new institution impress, the quality of its teaching, research and community engagement is what makes the University really stands out. TUT was established on 1 January 2004, with the merging of the former Technikon Northern Gauteng, Technikon North-West and Technikon Pretoria. > To read more
CML The Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML) is an institute of the Faculty of Science of Leiden University. The main area of work is research and education in the multidisciplinary field of environmental sciences. CML offers a variety of programs and courses, project groups and individual research internships, both at the graduate and postgraduate level. The interdisciplinary character is reflected in the various staff members’ backgrounds, such as: ecologists, chemical engineers, agricultural engineers, physicists etc,. > To read more
The IUCN/SSC Cat Specialist Group brings together more than 200 of the world’s leading cat experts from 50 countries, who are dedicated to advancing the understanding and conservation of the world’s 36 wild living cat species. The Specialist Groups perform species assessments for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, and produce species action plans and policy guidelines. These groups also provide information for the World Conservation Monitoring Centre and advise governments that are Party to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). > To read more IUCN Cat Specialist Group
The Hyaena Specialist Group consists of a small body of biologists concerned with research about, and conservation of, a small but ecologically important family of mammalian carnivores, the Hyaenidae. The Hyaena Specialist Group is one of over 100 similar groups of scientists and other specialists forming part of the Species Survival Commission of the World Conservation Union (IUCN). The Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan for Hyaenas provides basic information on hyaenas and the conservation issues they face.>To read more

IUCN Hyaena Specialist Group

IUCN Canid Specialist Group The Canid Specialist Group (CSG) of the IUCN is the world’s chief body of scientific and practical expertise on the status and conservation of all canid species. Nine of the 36 canid taxa are threatened, others are rare and even declining, while many wild canids are too common for their own good, and thus are involved in major wildlife management issues (such as disease transmission, predation on livestock, sport hunting, fur trade). > To read more
  IUCN Netherlands
 IUCN  Netherlands IUCN aims at protecting the integrity and diversity of nature all over the world and encouraging the conservation of natural resources and the ecological and social sustainability of its every use. Furthermore IUCN NL aims at contributing from its specific Dutch situation and context to the conservation and sustainable management of nature and natural resources in an international perspective, based on the views, mission and policy of IUCN (or The World Conservation Union), as well as the results and policy recommendations from the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (2005) of the United Nations. It fills a unique niche in the Dutch social field. > To read more