Laly Lichtenfeld, PhD.

Dr. Laly Lichtenfeld is the Executive Director and co-founder of the African People and Wildlife Fund, a nonprofit based in Tanzania and New Jersey. Her Ph.D. is from Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies for her unique work describing human-lion relationships and conflict in Tanzania. Laly and her partner and APW co-founder, Charles Trout, live in northern Tanzania on the boundary of Tarangire National Park. She has worked with the Maasai and Hadzabe to reduce human-wildlife conflict and is an African lion specialist. AWF made history as the first non-profit in Tanzania to be given village land for a field center. A passionate conservationist, Laly words in the bush in the Tarangire and Selous-Niassa ecosystems. She has been featured in a program aired on Discovery Channel Canada, is a recipient of the Fulbright Award, and is currently working on writing her first book.