Chalisa Moves to Lewa

Apr 14, 2017 | Categories: Community, Lions, Research, Reserves | Leave A Comment »

Chalisa in Buffalo Springs in 2013

We are thrilled to report that a young male lion who we last saw in Buffalo Springs National Reserve in November 2013, has been sighted in Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.  The Lewa lion research team led by Mary Mwololo alerted us that a new male had appeared in Lewa in January and sent us photos. We looked through our lion database and through whisker spot identification, we confirmed that the male in Lewa was indeed Chalisa - the Buffalo Springs male.

Since he was found in Lewa, Chalisa has been collared as part of a wider dispersal study (with Lion Landscapes) across the landscape.  We are keeping a close eye on him and grateful to work with our partners in Lewa, Lion Landscapes, and the local communities, to ensure continued mov...

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Ewaso Lions Annual Report 2016 is Available

Apr 12, 2017 | Categories: Donors, Education, Lions | Leave A Comment »

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We are very excited to present our Ewaso Lions Annual Report 2016 .  Highlights in 2016 include the birth of cubs, expanding Mama Simba, working with herders in our Lion Kids Camps, tracking lions in community areas, and more.

Please do let us know what you think-we would love to hear from you.  And if anyone would like a hard copy, please feel free to let us know and we can arrange it.

Thank you for all the support.

Best wishes from the Ewaso Lions team.

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Video: Our Expedition Up Mount Kenya for Lions

Feb 9, 2017 | Categories: Camp Life, Donors, Staff | 2 Comments

In January, we organised a team expedition up Mount Kenya. The five day trek was an unforgettable experience as we climbed to 3,985 meters (16,300 ft). In doing this, we were able to drew attention to the dramatic decline of lions in Africa, and we raised $20,000 for lion conservation.

We put together this fun video showing highlights from the expedition. Enjoy!

 

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Will This Mystery Lion Be the Next Dominant Male?

Jan 29, 2017 | Categories: Lions | Leave A Comment »

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A new unidentified male lion has appeared suddenly, bringing with him a potential change to the make-up of the lion population in our Samburu study area.

For the past three years, Lguret has been the dominant male in our Samburu study area. Since 2008, he and his brother Loirish held territory, mating with the females and siring dozens of cubs. When Loirish was killed in late 2013, it left only Lguret to defend the territory. And Lguret is already near the end of his prime – he is 11 years old; the average male begins to weaken around age 10.

Usually, younger and stronger males will enter an area and challenge the dominant male, but that hasn’t happened yet. This new mystery male brings a host of possibilities. Being younger a...

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Predator-Proof Boma Installed After Lion Attacks

Jan 28, 2017 | Categories: Lions | Leave A Comment »

The new design for these bomas are good for .

The lion population on the Laikipia commercial ranches is an important source population of lions for the entire region. In the past two years, drought conditions in the wider area have led to some communities encroaching on private lands in the search of grass. This has resulted in increased human-lion conflict, as the lions on the ranches have encountered more livestock. Lions that had rarely or never killed livestock previously began killing them regularly, creating a propensity for killing livestock.

After the rains returned, community livestock herds returned to their traditional grazing grounds, yet the lions continued targeting commercial ranch livestock. This led to many of Laikipia’s lions being seen as ‘problem animals’, ...

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