PC: Tony Allport, Ewaso Lions
Pride's central philosophy is to eliminate competition between Alliance members for the sake of our common goal -- the conservation of wild African lions. Although our founders operate in different countries and disparate environments, we share common and deeply-held convictions. One is that the future of the African lion lies in the ability of lions and humans to coexist; another is that in order to secure this future, conservationists must collaborate. Pride demonstrates a new model of collaboration that aims to save more lions and inspire and improve future conservation efforts.
In order to demonstrate how a different approach to collaboration can optimize carnivore conservation efforts, Pride members are committed to:
Sharing Knowledge and Information in a structured and tactical way to increase our organization efficiencies and, ultimately, our conservation impact.
Develop and Participate In Joint Projects that demonstrate effective collaborative models, implement efficiencies of scale, and add value to our conservation efforts.
Working collaboratively and strategically to secure Sustainable Funding, allowing Pride members to focus more on lion conservation in the field, and reducing competition for the same funds. Our funding is distributed equally between each of Pride's four Core Projects and a joint fund which supports high-value collaborative projects and strategically important initiatives.
Enhancing Existing Leadership Competencies and management skills by addressing our needs and opportunities for growth through additional skills training.
Providing Technical and Non-Technical Peer Support in a trusted environment to address issues on an individual or organization level to strengthen our impact.