The following story of a truly rare and spectacular event happened during our first Mama Simba game drive, when we took 32 Samburu women into the park to see lions. They got more than they bargained for. This blog was written by Jeneria Lekilele, Ewaso Lions Senior Field Officer.
After driving all over Samburu National Reserve looking for lions, we went for a short break to a beautiful clearing in the park. The ladies were quiet and kept asking us to see lions. We all split up and eventually found the lions. Everyone was so excited. In my car I had a lady with a little baby who started crying. I decided to drive further away from the lions so the lions would not be disturbed.
As I started driving towards the main river I saw many elep...
One year ago, on March 4th 2013, Kenya was preparing for its national elections, and the Ewaso Lions staff was also getting ready to go vote at the local pre-school. As we were leaving Camp, we saw a small white and brown bundle. It was a little dog who had collapsed right in the middle of Camp.
He was exhausted and could barely lift his head to drink water that we tried to give him. His feet were completely worn out and he limped away from us in fear as we tried to check his body and feed him. We left him in camp with Jeneria that morning as we headed off to vote. We were not sure if he would still be in camp when we returned – but he was.
This little dog stayed with us for the next few days as we tried to learn where he came from....
Earlier this month, Ngila Ltenesi, Ewaso Lions Community Officer, traveled to Rwanda to participate in the Regional Conference of the Grantees of the Rufford Small Grants. Below he shares his life changing adventure.
On February 5th, I traveled by bus from Kenya to Kigali city in Rwanda. I was representing Ewaso Lions at the Regional Conference of the Grantees of the Rufford Small Grants.
It was the most strange journey for me ever. I saw new things like Lake Victoria – we drove on top of a bridge with so much water under us. I was scared because I was not used to traveling alone in big cities. I was silent in the bus that I thought I could keep my secrets alone so that the passengers should not mislead me or rob me. The inspections...
We are proud to share that Shivani has been awarded the 2013 Rabinowitz-Kaplan Prize for the Next Generation in Wild Cat Conservation.
The award has been conferred by Panthera annually since 2007 to a special individual under the age of 40 who has made a significant contribution to conserving wild cats, and who represents the next generation of scientists, conservationists, policy makers, politicians, and planners who will steer the future of wild cat conservation. According to Panthera, Shivani Bhalla exemplifies the expertise, dedication and impact on the future of wild cats that the Rabinowitz-Kaplan Prize was created to honour.
Panthera's mission is to ensure the future of wild cats through scientific leadership and global conserv...
"The plight of the lion is often overlooked when it comes to wildlife conservation in Africa," writes Nigel Richardson in a new article in The Telegraph. Nigel recently visited Samburu and spent time with our team while staying at Sasaab Lodge.
The result is an excellent article in the Travel section that discusses the connection between lion conservation and ecotourism, and the work we are doing through programmes like Warrior Watch and Lion Watch. Perhaps my favorite line in the article is Jeneria's quote: "Lions are in my bloodstream."
Check out the article here or copy the link below.
Thanks to Nigel and The Telegraph for this wonderful press. And we hope it inspires many readers to support lion conservation - and maybe even co...