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...
Nine months ago, Naramat gave birth to cubs far out in the community area west of Samburu National Reserve. All this time, the lions hid in the hills and swamps of Westgate Community Conservancy. Our warriors and Lion Scouts monitored Naramat and her cubs, keeping a close eye on them to ensure their safety by communicating their whereabouts with herders, keeping livestock at a safe distance, and talking to communities about their importance to the area.
Our team only ever laying eyes on their tracks. Until now.
Just a few days ago, we saw their tracks in the Conservation Area near our Camp. We found them along the Ewaso Nyiro River. The cubs had never seen a car before and were very curious, if a little hesitant.
In eight years, ...
We are excited to announce that we were named Best Wildlife Conservation Group in Kenya as part of the African Excellence Awards for 2015.
According to Corporate Vision, who gives these annually, these awards are dedicated to the African people and firms that have done great work to carve out a place for themselves among the most exciting in the world.
Being given an award by the corporate sector pleasantly surprised us, and we hope this will put lion conservation in front of a key new audience, especially as we strive to engage more local Kenyan firms in supporting wildlife conservation.
> Read more about the awards and see the full list of winners...
We made a short video message to wish you a very happy and peaceful holiday. 2015 was a great year and we look forward to a big year ahead for lions and local communities in northern Kenya. Thank you for all your support!
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