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Dynasties Premiers in America

Jan 17, 2019 | Categories: Lions, Other news, Warriors, Wildlife | 1 Comment

Dynasties photo Attenborough & Shiv copy

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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Join Ewaso Lions in Samburu

Dec 15, 2017 | Categories: Community, Donors, Lions, Other news, Warriors | 1 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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It’s Raining in Samburu!

Nov 17, 2017 | Categories: Lions, Other news, Reserves | 1 Comment

One of the new males in Samburu as it starts getting green

We are very happy to announce that it is raining in Samburu!  The rains began in October in a few locations and had spread across the whole region by November. The vegetation is finally growing bringing much needed relief to the wildlife in the area. As the heavy rain collects, dry river beds have flowed frequently, including the Pukur lugga near our camp. Although it is spectacular to see the rivers fill so quickly the frequent flooding is sadly a sign of severe land degradation in the area.

We have had some stunning sightings of the lions including the new males that arrived in April. Other wildlife are enjoying the new grass and vast open areas of water. This is a beautiful time to be in Samburu and we can feel the relief amo...

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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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Human-Lion Conflict Increases During Drought in Samburu

Apr 14, 2017 | Categories: Community, Lions, Other news, Reserves, Westgate Conservancy | 2 Comments

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The Ewaso Nyiro River dried up in early January causing immense challenges for the wildlife, the local people and their livestock in the region.  Wildlife and livestock congregated at small waterholes, and human-lion conflict increased during this time.  Our team remained extra vigilant and responded quickly to conflict incidents. Carnivores stayed close to the river and were seen frequently  -including lions, cheetahs, leopard and the endangered wild dogs.

Together with our partners, we dug waterholes in the dry river and set up camera traps at night to see which animals came to drink from them.  In early April, some rain arrived and the normally dry river beds flowed for the first time in years. The Ewaso Nyiro Rive...

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