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Educating & inspiring a new generation of Kenyan conservationists

Mar 22, 2018 | Categories: Community, Education, Lions | Leave A Comment »

"Future of wildlife is in my hands"

6th December 2017 - Twenty-four children wave enthusiastically as they board the ‘Bush bus’ for the final time. It’s the end of the Lion Kids Camp. The past five days have been filled with wildlife education, safaris and conservation-themed games and activities. From the smiles, the laughter and the jubilant singing that accompanies their departure, it is clear they have had fun.

But, enjoyment aside, how do we know if we have actually made a difference? – Has their knowledge about wildlife and conservation improved? Have their perceptions towards wild animals changed at all? What can we learn from this camp that will help us run even more successful camps in future?

In order to answer these questions (and more), we evalua...

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Join Ewaso Lions in Samburu

Dec 15, 2017 | Categories: Community, Donors, Lions, Other news, Warriors | Leave A Comment »

Ewaso Lions Conservation Safari, Kenya with Dr Shivani Bhalla 9 - 13 August 2018  A special opportunity to see first-hand a conservation programme in the field and to financially support the long-term survival of lions in Kenya.

9 August      Dinner and overnight at The House of Waine, a charming colonial manor house with eleven bedrooms in the residential district of Karen in Nairobi.

10 August    Transfer to Nairobi Wilson Airport for the flight to Samburu 1020 – 1120 hours.  Transfer to our private bush camp in the Westgate Conservancy, which borders Samburu, and is where Ewaso Lions are based. Our mobile camp is semi-luxurious without being ostentatious and offers a real bush experience.  Each tent is furnishe...

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The Warriors Need You

Nov 17, 2017 | Categories: Community, Donors, Lions, Staff, Warriors | 1 Comment

On a dry and dusty night, the night sky of Kenya rises above Jeneria and his team of Samburu warriors on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River.  They are relaxing after a hard day of tracking lions in their Landcruiser 4x4, collaring one, and checking on the health of two young cubs. Suddenly, the radio crackles with anger and panic.  A lioness has killed a cow. The villagers are furious and heading out to kill her.

Jeneria, his fellow Warrior, Yesalai and others in the Warrior Watch team jump into the vehicle and head for the far away village. They are greeted by angry warriors who are ready to track the lion. As Jeneria tries to reason with them, shouts fill the arid landscape.  Calmly, a few Ewaso Lions Warriors listen to the villager...

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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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