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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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We Did It! Ewaso Lions Summits Mt Kenya. [Photos]

Jan 25, 2017 | Categories: Other news, Staff | Leave A Comment »

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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 ...

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Marching for Lions in Nairobi

Oct 16, 2016 | Categories: Lions, Other news, Staff | Leave A Comment »

Toby and Jeneria with our banner at the start of the walk in Nairobi.

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...

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