Build a Boma is a campaign from National Geographic's Big Cats Initiative that is saving lions and other big cats. Every dollar raised will go directly toward building and maintaining livestock enclosures called "bomas" in Kenya and Tanzania. Protecting livestock from predation helps protect big cats from retaliatory killings. Bomas are a simple solution for a big problem. Even a small contribution can make a big difference.

A boma costs only $500 to build and $25 a year to maintain. It's a proven way to decrease the killing of lions.

Watch our team build a boma.

Help build a boma by donating or starting a campaign today.

Problem:

  • Lions attack livestock, threatening the livelihood of a whole community.
  • The community retaliates by killing the lion.

Solution: BUILD A BOMA

  • Fewer lions killed.
  • Less livestock lost.

Stop a deadly cycle before it starts.

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