Rangeland degradation and poor agricultural practices threaten biodiversity, amplify poverty by reducing returns on investment, and can increase climate change vulnerability. We will develop a ‘Lion Friendly Livestock’ certification, working with pastoral communities to co-determine ‘conservation-friendly’ livestock farming activities and incentivise their uptake through increased livestock value. Women’s cooperatives will be key partners, improving equity in a traditionally-male enterprise. These economic incentives will strengthen
local livelihoods and enable communities to more sustainably manage their rangeland for people, livestock and biodiversity.