Archive for the ‘Community’ Category

Mama Simba Women Tackle Waste Issues Through Visit to Western Kenya

Aug 24, 2016 | Categories: Community, Training | Leave A Comment »

Our Mama Simba coordinators, Munteli and Mparasaroi displaying baskets made with a technique using invasive water hyacinth. Photo by Ewaso Lions

In rural northern Kenya, Samburu women regularly buy staples such as sugar, tea and maize from local shops. These items always come packaged in plastic or thin nylon bags. The bags, along with other waste items, are often burned or discarded in the bush or around the manyattas, where livestock and wildlife may ingest them.

There are no waste disposal or recycling services here. In the past, the ladies said they would wait for the rains and then rush down to the river to let the surging water carry away their waste.

To face this environmental threat, Ewaso Lions has organised several clean up campaigns in the local villages to raise awareness about importance of a keeping the environment clean and healthy. At the same time, we know the...

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Lion Kids Camp Teaches Kenyan Children About Conservation in New Area

Aug 23, 2016 | Categories: Community, Education | Leave A Comment »

This Lion Kids Camp marked our 8th camp to date and now 214 kids have been engaged in conservation through our camps.

This month, we held a Lion Kids Camp for 24 Kenyan children to learn about conservation and be inspired by experiencing wildlife from a new perspective. This Camp marked only the second time an LKC has been held outside Samburu. We teamed up with Loisaba Conservancy to hold the five-day camp in the beautiful landscape of Loisaba, located 200km away in Laikipia county.

Similar to the two Lion Kids Camps we have held so far this year, this camp focused on young livestock herders from local communities, rather than school children. The 24 kids, ranging in age from 4 to 16, spent five days with our team learning all about wildlife, conservation and ways to coexist with lions and other large carnivores - and, of course, to have lots of fu...

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Video: Running For Lions 2016

Jul 25, 2016 | Categories: Community, Staff | Leave A Comment »

Runners leap from the starting line at the 7th annual Running For Lions half marathon in Samburu.

This month held the 7th annual Running For Lions community race in Samburu, Kenya.

The race continued the tradition of bringing together members of the local community for a day celebrating lions and raising awareness of conservation. We were thrilled to participate in the event and help support it, now that it is an initiative led directly by the community.

Letupukwa ran the half-marathon, whilst Shivani and Apese ran the women's race. Watch this clip for details!


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Community Comes Together to Cleanup Village

Jul 5, 2016 | Categories: Community | Leave A Comment »

The group collected bags and bags of trash that was littering the landscape.

Today, Ewaso Lions joined hands with partners for another litter removal cleanup day. Bags of trash were removed from the village of Westgate, which is adjacent to Samburu National Reserve, and surrounding areas. Westgate now looks very clean!

Ewaso Lions organizes periodic cleanup days in local community areas as a way to remove dangerous trash from the landscape, keep wildlife and livestock safe, and engage local people in environmental stewardship.

It was a very successful initiative with over 60 people from Samburu Reserve, Westgate Conservancy, Grevy's Zebra Trust, Sasaab lodge, Samburu Intrepids lodge, Reticulated Giraffe Project, community members and 300 school kids from Lpus Leluai Primary school. This particular cleanup...

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Read Our 2015 Annual Report

Jun 30, 2016 | Categories: Camp Life, Community, Donors, Education, Lions, Research, Reserves, Staff, Training, Warriors | Leave A Comment »

The cover shows a striking image of Lguret, the dominant male lion in our Samburu study area.

Our 2015 Annual Report has just been released and is available to download as a PDF. It contains highlights from 2015 in terms of conservation impact, operational growth, and important results that we were able to deliver thanks to your support.

The report was designed to give you a clear understanding of our work and our impact, with beautiful layouts and images. The report covers:

How we transform human-lion conflict; Our community conservation programs like Lion Kids Camp and Mama Simba; Using research and science to monitor lions and measure their survival across the landscape; 2015 highlights; And more.

We hope you enjoy it. Please share your feedback - we love hearing from you. Download the 2015 Annual Report here ...

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