Shivani & Jeneria Speak at Wildlife Conservation Expo

Nov 16, 2017 | Categories: Donors, Lions, Other news | 1 Comment

At Goldman Sachs together with Frank from Save the Elephants and Jan, our host, from Goldman Sachs (Photo by Grant Kretchik)

Shivani & Jeneria visited the US in October on their annual tour. Following a lovely visit with their friends and supporters in Newport, Rhode Island, they had the privilege of speaking at Goldman Sachs in New York, National Geographic and WWF in Washington DC.

They were very excited to attend the annual Wildlife Conservation Expo in San Francisco in October and for those of you that missed the talk, it can be watched here.  This was Ewaso Lion's 6th annual attendance at the Expo.

Thank you to all our friends and supporters in the US who looked after us, hosted and fed us, travelled with us and supported our conservation and research programmes in Samburu. We are very grateful!...

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Warrior & Mama Simba Adventures

Nov 16, 2017 | Categories: Community, Education, Lions, Staff, Training, Warriors | Leave A Comment »

Young cub in one of the prides

In September, our team of Warriors visited the Maasai Mara in southern Kenya - for some - this was their first time leaving Samburu.  The objective of the trip was to learn about conservation in a new landscape. In the Mara there is less human-predator conflict than in other areas because of the larger amount of grazing land available to support large wild herbivores. The presence of these populations of herbivores means lions have enough natural prey and do not turn to killing livestock out of desperation.

Our team drove down across Kenya and spent 1.5 days in the Mara. The team saw over 30 lions in that short period and new animal species they hadn't seen before such as topi, rhino, hippo and thousands of wildebeest who were moving th...

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Ewaso Lions Celebrates 10 Years of Conservation!

Nov 15, 2017 | Categories: Camp Life, Community, Education, Lions, Research, Staff, Warriors | Leave A Comment »

Naramat along the Ewaso Nyiro river in Westgate

Ewaso Lions is 10 years old! In honour of our tenth anniversary, here are some of our stories and highlights: Early Days Ewaso Lions was founded by Shivani Bhalla in 2007. Originally, Shivani explored northern Kenya in her Suzuki, looking for lions and investigating their habitats.  Her vehicle was her home, office, and kitchen. From Shaba to Samburu to Westgate, Shivani and her Suzuki travelled, in drought and in rain dedicated to finding an answer to her question – can lions and communities live alongside each other?

Seven Years of Tent Collapses Our home base has changed over the years. In 2008, we set up a small camp in Westgate Conservancy, using some old tents to make a basic kitchen and office. One solar panel powere...

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Lions Move Through a Challenging Landscape

Jul 31, 2017 | Categories: Lions, Research | 4 Comments

Lguret, captured on our camera trap, in June

Since the arrival of the 4 new males in April, we have seen a marked change in the movement patterns of Loeku and Lguret.

Fortunately, Loeku – the four-year old son of Nashipai - was collared in February and, as a result, we have been able to closely monitor his movements through daily collar downloads. This data showed how Loeku moved out of Buffalo Springs, where he had been resident for a while, and headed south to Isiolo town.  Unfortunately, he then became stuck inside a farm and was forced to move back towards Buffalo Springs and the community conservancies south of here. Eventually, Loeku moved around the big hills and headed to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. However, his time here was also short-lived; after just 48 hours he heade...

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Naramat Has 4 Cubs

Jul 31, 2017 | Categories: Community, Lions | 5 Comments

Naramat's cubs

We are really excited to announce that Naramat gave birth to 4 cubs in Westgate. This is the 3rd time she has had cubs (in different areas), and also the 3rd time in the past 10 years that a lioness has given birth and successfully raised her cubs in this community area. This has not been easy - it has taken years of community engagement, meetings, wildlife safaris with community members, daily patrolling by our team of warriors and scouts, quick response to conflict incidents and round the clock lion monitoring.  Most of the community in Westgate have now embraced lion conservation and everyone knows Naramat and her cubs.

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