Leopard Ecology & Conservation (LEC), initiated by Monika Schiess-Meier in 2000, is a project that seeks to promote the long-term survival of leopard
and lion populations in Botswana by integrating conservation and community education.
“For the protection of big cats Leopard Ecology & Conservation explores practically urgent questions scientifically and communicates potential solutions and their implementation effectively to the local communities. The conflict between people and predators in the local area has been one of the main threats to the predator populations. With our education programme we aim to engage in education and capacity building in local rural areas to eventually minimise this conflict.”