Junior the Lion Kid

Apr 29, 2016 | Categories: Camp Life, Education, Staff | 2 Comments

Junior with his hero Jeneria.

This is the story of Junior, the 13-year-old “Lion Kid”. This boy’s story is worth sharing because Junior represents the bright outcome of conservation education. Junior hails from Westgate Conservancy in Samburu, northern Kenya.

Junior attended our Lion Kids Camp in 2014, which sparked Junior’s interest in conservation. By the end of the Camp, he was telling anyone who would listen that he wanted to be just like the warriors from Ewaso Lions.

Now, every time Jeneria and the field team head into Samburu National Reserve, Junior – who lives in a village bordering the Reserve – is watching, waiting for any chance to jump in their vehicle to go see lions or head back to camp with his new heroes.

He is quite a character and...

Read More..

Male Lion Shot and Killed

Apr 22, 2016 | Categories: Uncategorized | 4 Comments

A male lion was shot and killed recently. We do not yet know the identify but we fear it might be Loiwotwa.

It is with great sadness we announce that a young male lion was shot dead recently in Samburu, northern Kenya.

We have been unable to confirm the identity of the lion but suspect that it is Loiwotwa, a young nomadic male we have been monitoring for the last three years.

Our team continues to patrol the area together with conservancy rangers. We are grateful to everyone for the support during what has been a challenging time for our team.

...

Read More..

How You Can Help on World Lion Day

Aug 8, 2015 | Categories: Lions, Staff | Leave A Comment »

Loiwotwa

Over the past couple of weeks lions have been in the international spotlight. Lions are facing threats like never before. There are fewer than 35,000 lions left in the wild. The greatest threats facing them: loss of habitat and prey, and conflict with local people. In northern Kenya where Ewaso Lions works, we face this grave reality every day. Just two weeks ago, we lost two cubs from the Ngare Mara Pride.

Monday, August 10th, marks World Lion Day and is a great opportunity for you to join our efforts to ensure a future for Kenya’s lions. Here are three ways you can help:

1. Support Our Work For World Lion Day, please consider making a donation to Ewaso Lions. We work closely with local communities to change negative percept...

Read More..

Lions Return to Westgate’s Conservation Area

Jan 5, 2015 | Categories: Lions, Westgate Conservancy | 6 Comments

Naramat has moved into the Westgate Conservancy with her son Lentim.

After an almost 2-year absence, lions have returned to the Conservation Area in Westgate. This area, also called the Core Area, is a 9km2 piece of habitat that was set aside by local people for wildlife and conservation.

Some of you might recall stories of a lioness named Magilani who made the Core Area her home between 2009 and 2011. Since Magilani disappeared, no lions have become residents in the Core Area.

But will this change?

Over the past few weeks we tracked several lions as they passed near our Camp here in Westgate Conservancy, using nearby luggas (dry riverbeds), then they entered the Core Area. We identified the lions as Naramat and Lentim, who were later joined by Napirai and Loiwotwa – Nashipai’s young cubs.

...

Read More..