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Tragic fight to save a lion cub

May 26, 2019 | Categories: Uncategorized | 11 Comments

Nandi's one year old sitting comfortably, but unable to move her legs ©Jane Wynyard

April was a difficult month for Ewaso Lions as we kept watch over Nanai’s one-year old cub injured by a male lion in Samburu National Reserve. Shivani led the operation from Ewaso Lions’ side. From the Kenya Wildlife Service side, we are grateful that our resident vet and his team were on hand to make a professional assessment of her injuries, dart her and treat her. But after several agonizing days and nights,  keeping her safe and hoping she would show improvement, the vet took the harrowing decision to put her out of her misery.

While much of the team is not over the death, it was amazing to see how everyone rallied. Jeneria, Solomon and Yesalai did not leave her side for 5 days straight, with supplies of food, water and...

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Preparing for Change: Ewaso Lions attends ACLIE

Apr 28, 2019 | Categories: Uncategorized | 1 Comment

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Integrating green and grey infrastructure in the wild lands of northern Kenya is coming into increasing focus for Ewaso Lions. The future of lions now not only depends on where people live and navigating safely through the landscape, it now also hinges on the effects of mega projects that are set to cut through our study area.

In March, in partnership with the Grevy’s Zebra Trust, our joint Landscape Infrastructure Advisor Sarah Chiles and Ewaso Lions’ Research Manager Toby Otieno travelled to attend the inaugural African Conference for Linear Infrastructure and Ecology (ACLIE) held in Kruger National Park, South Africa. Centred around linear infrastructure, namely roads and rail, energy, power lines, canals, pipelines, and fenc...

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