Visiting the Spectacled Bear Conservation Society in Peru

Jul 28, 2016 | Categories: Other news, Staff | Leave A Comment »

With SBC’s Founder and extraordinary leader, Robyn (left).

Written by Shivani

In May this year, thanks to the support by the Wildlife Conservation Network (WCN), I had the good fortune and privilege to visit the Spectacled Bear Conservation (SBC) Society project in Peru. SBC has just been named one of the newest additions to the WCN partners network and so I was delighted to be able to meet them, learn about their work and share conservation experiences.

Located in northern Peru, SBC are off the beaten track, a sharp contrast to the busy, touristy areas of Lima and Machu Picchu. The passionate, dedicated SBC team, led by their inspirational founder Robyn Appleton, could not have been more welcoming, open, and keen to show me the work they are doing.

During my visit, I met Felicita, a l...

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Injured Vulture Rescued and Released Back Into the Wild

Jul 27, 2016 | Categories: Reserves | Leave A Comment »


Watch this video of a rescued White-backed Vulture – a critically endangered species – being released back into the wild.

In June, the vulture was found on the ground in Buffalo Springs National Reserve and unable to fly. After fast action by the Peregrine Fund and Raptor Working Group, the vulture was taken to the Kenya Bird of Prey Trust in Naivasha for rehabilitation.

On the 11th of July, we participated in the bird's release back into BSNR. We were excited to watch as the young vulture successfully flew off. Prior to the release, the team from the Peregrine Fund and Raptor Working Group spoke to local rangers and wardens about vultures and threats to their survival, including how vultures often become indirect targets o...

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Video: Running For Lions 2016

Jul 25, 2016 | Categories: Community, Staff | Leave A Comment »

Runners leap from the starting line at the 7th annual Running For Lions half marathon in Samburu.

This month held the 7th annual Running For Lions community race in Samburu, Kenya.

The race continued the tradition of bringing together members of the local community for a day celebrating lions and raising awareness of conservation. We were thrilled to participate in the event and help support it, now that it is an initiative led directly by the community.

Letupukwa ran the half-marathon, whilst Shivani and Apese ran the women's race. Watch this clip for details!


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Community Comes Together to Cleanup Village

Jul 5, 2016 | Categories: Community | Leave A Comment »

The group collected bags and bags of trash that was littering the landscape.

Today, Ewaso Lions joined hands with partners for another litter removal cleanup day. Bags of trash were removed from the village of Westgate, which is adjacent to Samburu National Reserve, and surrounding areas. Westgate now looks very clean!

Ewaso Lions organizes periodic cleanup days in local community areas as a way to remove dangerous trash from the landscape, keep wildlife and livestock safe, and engage local people in environmental stewardship.

It was a very successful initiative with over 60 people from Samburu Reserve, Westgate Conservancy, Grevy's Zebra Trust, Sasaab lodge, Samburu Intrepids lodge, Reticulated Giraffe Project, community members and 300 school kids from Lpus Leluai Primary school. This particular cleanup...

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Read Our 2015 Annual Report

Jun 30, 2016 | Categories: Camp Life, Community, Donors, Education, Lions, Research, Reserves, Staff, Training, Warriors | Leave A Comment »

The cover shows a striking image of Lguret, the dominant male lion in our Samburu study area.

Our 2015 Annual Report has just been released and is available to download as a PDF. It contains highlights from 2015 in terms of conservation impact, operational growth, and important results that we were able to deliver thanks to your support.

The report was designed to give you a clear understanding of our work and our impact, with beautiful layouts and images. The report covers:

How we transform human-lion conflict; Our community conservation programs like Lion Kids Camp and Mama Simba; Using research and science to monitor lions and measure their survival across the landscape; 2015 highlights; And more.

We hope you enjoy it. Please share your feedback - we love hearing from you. Download the 2015 Annual Report here ...

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