Lion Center team member John Heydinger works with the unique desert-adapted lions of northwest Namibia. Desert lions primarily inhabit communal land where they come into conflict with rural livestock owners. Partnering with the Namibia Ministry of Environment and Tourism, John is teaming with researchers and community-support organizations to limit human-lion conflict through evidence-based management and by training and deploying community Lion Rangers, a program which he helped found. This community-centered program aims at empowering local people to become more active participants in desert lion conservation policy, practice, and management. Learn more about his work with the Lion Rangers here.