Dynasties Premiers in America

Jan 17, 2019 | Categories: Lions, Other news, Warriors, Wildlife | Leave A Comment »

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Sir David Attenborough's newest documentary "Dynasties" is finally coming to the USA! On Saturday, 19th January, the breathtaking Lions film will go out as the first of the Dynasties series featuring Dr. Shivani Bhalla who was given the extraordinary chance to speak about lion conservation!

The series features five extraordinary animals, battling rivals and the forces of nature for the future of their families. In a rare break from the usual production reel about the making of their documentaries, BBC decided to ask an expert about the challenges lions face in people-dominated landscapes, and how we are dealing with them.  For us, this speaks to the authenticity of the work we do building a future for lions, giving hope to the wo...

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Jeneria’s exploits go global

Nov 12, 2018 | Categories: Staff, Uncategorized | Leave A Comment »

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Jeneria’s breakneck speed, passion and efficiency inspires us all every day, and is helping to build up the next generation of those who want to be just like him. We salute him, and the world salutes him too.

This October, Jeneria's life's work was the subject and feature of Geo Magazine in Germany.  Thanks to friend and incredible photographer David Chancellor, not only is there a stunning image of him on the cover page, but the magazine also includes a 6-page main feature article on what he has done to secure the future of lions by promoting coexistence between them and the people that live alongside them.

We love Jeneria’s humility and laser focus on his work. When Shivani told Jeneria of this new exciting occurrence, he...

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10 Years of Lion Conservation: The Big Celebration

Nov 12, 2018 | Categories: Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Shivani is joined by County Official Hon Leshakwet and flanked by KWS Ole Mwaniki as she unveils Ewaso Lions' Strategic Plan

Lined with lion jigsaw murals, kanga steamers and Ewaso Lions Banners, the welcoming archway drew 400 guests into the our camp to celebrate the achievements of the decade. The lion population in our project area has tripled, and more community members than ever before are involved in the task of building coexistence between lions and people. There were so many reasons to celebrate on August 25th, and celebrate we did. The day began with the blessing of Samburu elders sprinkling milk over the camp grounds, followed shortly by Mama Simba ladies whose songs rang out in the midday heat.

Culminating in Shivani’s moving tales, the speeches that followed pondered days long past, lions lost and challenging times, and how the team pulled...

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Mama Simba to Maasai Mara

Nov 10, 2018 | Categories: Community, Education | Leave A Comment »

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  300 miles, five new wildlife species, and of course The Great Migration. The Mama Simba trip to the Maasai Mara held a lot of firsts, and a lot more surprises. It was the longest journey of their lives, most of them not having gone more than 30 miles away from home. As they approached the Mara, giraffes began to appear on the sides of the road. But the ladies were far more mesmerized by the grass: luscious, green, endless. Nalmarai looked wistfully “Will you let me out so I can walk in it?” It was more grass than they had ever seen.

Once the ladies settled into their hotel where they would be sleeping in comfortable beds and having sumptuous meals later on, they were whisked away to Enonkishu Conservancy, Enonkishu meaning p...

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A week in the life of Jeneria

May 18, 2018 | Categories: Community, Lions, Research, Warriors, Wildlife | 3 Comments

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  Naramat was in trouble. She had wandered into an area in Westgate which would put her on a collision course with some of the camels there. Having heard this grave news, Jeneria's week began by racing there to keep the lioness and the community’s camels safe. Mission accomplished, Jeneria had no time to rest as the very next day - Monday - Nadala killed two cows north of Samburu, and Loeku’s GPS points put him ominously close to the town. Jeneria went with some Warrior Watch men to deal with both of these issues, negotiating for Nadala’s life and keeping a close eye on Loeku’s movements. Switching it up, Jeneria now had to put on his workshop hat. On Tuesday, he headed to pick up conservancy managers from three different areas ...

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