You Can Join Our Expedition – Become a Fundraiser

Nov 29, 2016 | Categories: Camp Life, Donors, Lions | Leave A Comment »

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Our campaign is off to a great start towards raising $20,000 for lion conservation by climbing Mt Kenya in January.

We can't reach the top alone.

You can join our expedition no matter where in the world you are by becoming a fundraiser or champion for our cause.

Top 5 easy ways to get involved:

1) Make a donation to the campaign: http://bit.ly/ClimbForLions

2) Set up a a crowd-funding page and tell your friends. The funds you raise will get directed into our campaign. It's easy. Watch that meter climb to the goal!

3) Use our special graphics as your Facebook profile photo. These great images were made for us by one of our supporters -- if you have your own creative ideas for contributing to the cause like this, let us kno...

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Rains Arrive in Samburu Bringing Relief to People and Wildlife

Nov 27, 2016 | Categories: Lions, Reserves | Leave A Comment »

Nanai sits just after the first rains.

After months of scorching sun and dry heat, the rains have finally reached us in Samburu. It is amazing how quickly the landscape changes and becomes green once again.

The river levels are higher and wildlife is taking advantage of new water holes.

> Watch our team celebrate with the arrival of the first rains.

During the dry season, local communities, their livestock, and wildlife really struggle with lack of water sources and vegetation, and searing temperatures. The carnivores, however, thrive. They stay close to the green patches near the river where herbivores congregate, allowing them good hunting opportunities.

We hope the rains continue!

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Video: Shivani and Jeneria at the Wildlife Expo in San Francisco

Nov 3, 2016 | Categories: Donors | 1 Comment

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"We are losing lions all the time. There are 20,000 lions left in Africa. Less than 2,000 lions left in Kenya. Lions deserve better."

These were some of the powerful words spoken by Shivani at the Wildlife Conservation Network Expo in San Francisco last month. Below you can watch the full presentation which includes a moving segment delivered by Jeneria.

Through the course of the talk, they describe the plight of lions not just in Kenya but across Africa, and the range of conservation programmes we use to empower local communities to protect the lions they live alongside.

We were so thankful to the hundreds of people who came to our talk and met with us throughout the Expo. We hope Shivani's final message reaches people so that...

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Marching for Lions in Nairobi

Oct 16, 2016 | Categories: Lions, Other news, Staff | Leave A Comment »

Toby and Jeneria with our banner at the start of the walk in Nairobi.

Written by Toby Otieno, Research Manager

Ewaso Lions was invited to participate in the Global March for Elephants, Rhinos and Lions in Nairobi. The event was jointly organised by Wildlife Direct and the Kenya Wildlife Service. This was the third year for the march and it was bigger than ever!

Yesalai and I took part in the event on Oct 15th, which was a 10 km march from Nairobi National Museums to KWS headquarters through Uhuru Highway, Nyayo Stadium and Lang’ata road. The walk took about 4 hours. This was my first time participating in such events.

The march was about stopping wildlife trade on elephants, rhinos and lions. The event has been happening in several cities around the world. There were good number of people who show...

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Exploring New Areas for Lion Connectivity

Oct 1, 2016 | Categories: Lions, Research | 2 Comments

During our exploration of Namunyak, we came across this incredible sighting of a group of nearly 60 reticulated giraffe.

Lions and other large carnivores are wide-ranging species, which means protected areas are often too small to maintain viable populations. Successful conservation of these species, and their prey, instead requires a landscape scale approach.

Therefore, as we are busy working on our strategic plan for the next three years, one important question we must address is: Which areas should we target to ensure lions can survive and move safely between community areas where they are able to find safe refuges?

To answer this question we need to think beyond the boundaries of our current study areas; we need to explore the surrounding landscape for ourselves and talk to the communities and stakeholders who live and work there.

This month,...

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