We are extremely happy to announce that Jeneria has been honored with a Conservation Hero Award from the Disney Conservation Fund. The award recognizes local citizens for their efforts to protect wildlife and wild places and engage communities in conservation. Recipients from around the world were nominated by nonprofit environmental organizations, and each honoree and his or her nominating organization will share a $1,500 award from the fund.
“This is a very big honor for me,” said Jeneria upon hearing the news. “I accept this award on behalf of my warriors, who are the most dedicated lion conservationists. I have hope for Kenya’s lions now.”
The Disney Conservation Fund focuses on protecting wildlife and connecting kid...
Since launching our Mama Simba program in 2013, we have engaged 300 Samburu women in conservation. The core Mama Simba group consists of 10 women, who work with other women within their communities, thereby spreading conservation messaging through peer-to-peer sharing. The women participate in conservation training and litter removal campaigns, and report on lion sightings and conflict issues. In exchange, we set up weekly schooling to provide educational opportunities they never had before, and also offer training in new beaded art craft, so they can diversify their income.
Now, in response to strong positive feedback by participating women, we are expanding the Mama Simba program into new areas and offering new opportunities for th...
Field report by Heather Gurd
On September 14th, we received a flurry of reports from our Lion Watch Guides that a young male lion had an injured leg and was unable to put any weight on it. Concerned, Jeneria and his field team left before dawn the next morning to locate and assess the situation. They found the injured lion and identified him as Lengwe, the 2-year-old son of Nanai from the Koitogor Pride.
Lengwe was unable to walk; being in such bad shape meant he might not be able to survive. Jeneria immediately contacted the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) veterinarian. Fortuitously, Dr. Mutinda was already in Samburu attending to an elephant issue. More good news for Lengwe was that his pride had made a kill. Lions obtain moisture ...
This month we held a very special edition of our Lion Kids Camp – a Reunion Camp. We brought together 122 Kenyan children who had all previously participated in a Lion Kids Camp since our first one in 2013. The children joined us from 11 schools, spread across three counties (Samburu, Isiolo and Nyeri).
Everyone was so excited to see each other and reunite for four days of conservation education, games, career advice, and much more. The camp not only served to reinforce important conservation messages but also allowed the kids, who come from diverse cultural backgrounds and a wide range of ages, to interact and share their stories. For the children from Honi and Laburra Primary Schools, located in Nyeri County close to Mt Kenya, th...
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...