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Mama Simba Women Continue Litter Removal Campaign

Aug 27, 2014 | Categories: Community, Westgate Conservancy | 2 Comments

Women from our Mama Simba program participated and received a reusable shopping bag.

Last week we organized another clean-up effort with women from our Mama Simba program to remove litter from the landscape and replace plastic bags with reusable tote bags.

The women collected more than 2,000 pieces of plastics and metals from in and around Sasaab village in Westgate Conservancy, Samburu. The women learned how plastics can be harmful when burned or when thrown into the rivers.

Like last time, Sasaab Lodge assisted in the effort and took the trash away for recycling.

The excitement of the women was contagious. Spirits were high, kids were laughing and helping, and after 3 hours of collecting plastics…not a single smile had left their faces. “Before I would always wait for Sasaab river to flow which is a...

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How Ewaso Lions Adapts to Climate Change

Aug 26, 2014 | Categories: Lions | Leave A Comment »

The real effects of climate change in Kenya mean we have to adapt our work to increasing climate unpredictability.

This article was originally posted on ClimatePrep

By Alison Clausen, as told by Shivani Bhalla, Ewaso Lions

Ewaso Lions was established in 2007 with the aim of conserving Kenya’s lions and other large carnivores by promoting coexistence between people and wildlife. We focus on sound science, education, and capacity building to foster support for conservation and help guide the long-term conservation management of lions in community areas. We work in an area that covers over 2647.8 km2, which includes three National Reserves and adjacent community conservancies in northern Kenya.

This area is critical for lion conservation at a larger national scale because the resident lions provide genetic diversity to lion populations outside t...

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