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Our 2018 Annual Report

Jun 28, 2019 | Categories: Uncategorized | Leave A Comment »

2018 Annual Report Cover

We are delighted to present to you our 2018 Annual Report! 2018 was a year of firsts, and the wettest year in recent history with broad implications for the lions of northern Kenya. In our report, we are proud to introduce to you our Conservation Game, as well as a special segment on the partnerships we have forged in the past year to deploy northern Kenya’s first resident wildlife vet, and addressing challenges related to emergent mega infrastructure.  Read these stories and much more here»...

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Tragic fight to save a lion cub

May 26, 2019 | Categories: Uncategorized | 12 Comments

Nandi's one year old sitting comfortably, but unable to move her legs ©Jane Wynyard

April was a difficult month for Ewaso Lions as we kept watch over Nanai’s one-year old cub injured by a male lion in Samburu National Reserve. Shivani led the operation from Ewaso Lions’ side. From the Kenya Wildlife Service side, we are grateful that our resident vet and his team were on hand to make a professional assessment of her injuries, dart her and treat her. But after several agonizing days and nights,  keeping her safe and hoping she would show improvement, the vet took the harrowing decision to put her out of her misery.

While much of the team is not over the death, it was amazing to see how everyone rallied. Jeneria, Solomon and Yesalai did not leave her side for 5 days straight, with supplies of food, water and...

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Preparing for Change: Ewaso Lions attends ACLIE

Apr 28, 2019 | Categories: Uncategorized | 1 Comment

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Integrating green and grey infrastructure in the wild lands of northern Kenya is coming into increasing focus for Ewaso Lions. The future of lions now not only depends on where people live and navigating safely through the landscape, it now also hinges on the effects of mega projects that are set to cut through our study area.

In March, in partnership with the Grevy’s Zebra Trust, our joint Landscape Infrastructure Advisor Sarah Chiles and Ewaso Lions’ Research Manager Toby Otieno travelled to attend the inaugural African Conference for Linear Infrastructure and Ecology (ACLIE) held in Kruger National Park, South Africa. Centred around linear infrastructure, namely roads and rail, energy, power lines, canals, pipelines, and fenc...

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Jeneria’s exploits go global

Nov 12, 2018 | Categories: Staff, Uncategorized | Leave A Comment »

Jeneria on geo

Jeneria’s breakneck speed, passion and efficiency inspires us all every day, and is helping to build up the next generation of those who want to be just like him. We salute him, and the world salutes him too.

This October, Jeneria's life's work was the subject and feature of Geo Magazine in Germany.  Thanks to friend and incredible photographer David Chancellor, not only is there a stunning image of him on the cover page, but the magazine also includes a 6-page main feature article on what he has done to secure the future of lions by promoting coexistence between them and the people that live alongside them.

We love Jeneria’s humility and laser focus on his work. When Shivani told Jeneria of this new exciting occurrence, he...

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10 Years of Lion Conservation: The Big Celebration

Nov 12, 2018 | Categories: Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Shivani is joined by County Official Hon Leshakwet and flanked by KWS Ole Mwaniki as she unveils Ewaso Lions' Strategic Plan

Lined with lion jigsaw murals, kanga steamers and Ewaso Lions Banners, the welcoming archway drew 400 guests into the our camp to celebrate the achievements of the decade. The lion population in our project area has tripled, and more community members than ever before are involved in the task of building coexistence between lions and people. There were so many reasons to celebrate on August 25th, and celebrate we did. The day began with the blessing of Samburu elders sprinkling milk over the camp grounds, followed shortly by Mama Simba ladies whose songs rang out in the midday heat.

Culminating in Shivani’s moving tales, the speeches that followed pondered days long past, lions lost and challenging times, and how the team pulled...

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