The Large Carnivore Association of Namibia (LCMAN) was formed in 2001 bringing together the stakeholders of Large Carnivores, including conservationists and researchers, farmers, hunters and the Ministry of Environment and Tourism. LCMAN's objectives include:
Establishing management strategies to mitigate human wildlife conflict;
Increasing communal farmer participation (both conservancy and non-conservancy) in LCMAN;
Gathering information and disseminating it with respect to all aspects of large carnivores, in particular HWC mitigation;
Setting up and carrying out a national census on priority species;
Assisting with and promoting national management plans and strategies for priority species;
Assisting with the HWC situation in targeted priority and high conflict areas; and
Working with the captive large carnivore sector as appropriate, including providing assistance to MET with registration of captive carnivores and the setting and monitoring of standards.