For five days, our team climbed Mt Kenya for one purpose: protecting lions. What began as an adventure to strengthen our team turned into something much more. Thanks to many of you, we were able to raise nearly $20,000 for our lion conservation programmes. And at the same time, we used our expedition to raise awareness among people around the world that Kenya's lions are in serious trouble.
Updated: We did it! We completed our goal of raising $20,000 for lion conservation. Thanks to everyone who contributed!! Video available here: https://youtu.be/LEJTLcJiFjk
Here we tell the story of our expedition through photos.
The team consists of 18 members: 14 Ewaso Lions staff, 1 of our sponsored students, 1 board member, and 2 friends of ...
Written by Toby Otieno, Research Manager
Ewaso Lions was invited to participate in the Global March for Elephants, Rhinos and Lions in Nairobi. The event was jointly organised by Wildlife Direct and the Kenya Wildlife Service. This was the third year for the march and it was bigger than ever!
Yesalai and I took part in the event on Oct 15th, which was a 10 km march from Nairobi National Museums to KWS headquarters through Uhuru Highway, Nyayo Stadium and Lang’ata road. The walk took about 4 hours. This was my first time participating in such events.
The march was about stopping wildlife trade on elephants, rhinos and lions. The event has been happening in several cities around the world. There were good number of people who show...
Written by Shivani
In May this year, thanks to the support by the Wildlife Conservation Network (WCN), I had the good fortune and privilege to visit the Spectacled Bear Conservation (SBC) Society project in Peru. SBC has just been named one of the newest additions to the WCN partners network and so I was delighted to be able to meet them, learn about their work and share conservation experiences.
Located in northern Peru, SBC are off the beaten track, a sharp contrast to the busy, touristy areas of Cuzco and Machu Picchu. The passionate, dedicated SBC team, led by their inspirational founder Robyn Appleton, could not have been more welcoming, open, and keen to show me the work they are doing.
During my visit, I met Felicita, a ...
We are excited to announce that we were named Best Wildlife Conservation Group in Kenya as part of the African Excellence Awards for 2015.
According to Corporate Vision, who gives these annually, these awards are dedicated to the African people and firms that have done great work to carve out a place for themselves among the most exciting in the world.
Being given an award by the corporate sector pleasantly surprised us, and we hope this will put lion conservation in front of a key new audience, especially as we strive to engage more local Kenyan firms in supporting wildlife conservation.
> Read more about the awards and see the full list of winners...
The Ewaso Nyiro River dried up completely in February here in Samburu. Some stretches near Westgate still had a few pools of water but by the end of February, these were totally dry. We saw elephants and other wildlife dig for water but as the dry spell continued, the water levels were so low, that water was harder to come by.
Ewaso Lions, together with Warriors from Warrior Watch, ladies from Mama Simba, partnered with Westgate Conservancy rangers and dug 6 large waterholes in the dry river. Over the following days, we saw numerous wildlife species drink from the holes.
On the 22nd of March, we finally saw rain in the distance and even got a few drops. But the river did not flow.
Finally, on the 23rd of March, our Lion Scout, Fr...