Ololotu is a Program Coordinator partnering with local actors and empowering communities to protect lions in northern Tanzania for generations to come.
Ololotu can keep up his efforts to safeguard the presence of lions by ensuring communities are fully engaged in their conservation. This includes coordinating local warriors to retrieve lost livestock and warn herders of the presence of lions.
Tanzania's Ngorongoro Conservation Area is one of the most iconic and important lion habitats in Africa. However, over the last several decades, lion numbers have fallen dramatically as lions have come into conflict with people and livestock. Without intervention, the long-term survival of these lions is threatened.
Ololotu is a Program Coordinator for KopeLion working in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Ololotu is responsible for field activities and operations to study and monitor lion population and behavior.
He empowers local communities in conservation efforts with on-the-ground teams that prevent and stop lion killings.
He coordinates local actors to reduce conflict by finding and retrieving lost livestock, to help reinforce bomas, warn herders of lions' presence and offer wound treatment for injured livestock.
Grown up in the Ngorongoro area of Loliondo, with a background of working with community development, Ololotu leads all the KopeLion programs in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
This includes coordinating with local Maasai warriors in the Ilchokuti Programme – a human-wildlife conflict and mitigation program.
Recently traveled between all 25 villages in the NCA to deliver outreach activities surrounding conservation incentive payment for lion presence on community lands.
Has first-hand knowledge about the needs of the communities within, and of the issues they face living with lions.
Ololotu and KopeLion are on a mission to secure the long-term survival of lions, by enabling lasting coexistence between people and lions in northern Tanzania.