Our team has been dealing with high levels of human-lion conflict in northern Kenya, putting lions at risk and causing significant problems for local communities and ranchers. Conflict occurs when lions attack peoples’ livestock in the villages or ranches at night or while out grazing during the day.
We have recorded 45 incidents of conflict and we estimate that our team has stopped the killing of lions 26 times. As a result, no lions were killed during this period.
The spike in conflict began in November with the arrival of the rains. During the dry season, lion’s natural prey (impalas, gazelles, etc.) congregate along water points like the Ewaso Nyiro River, making it easier for lions to hunt. When the rains arrive and vegetati...Read More..