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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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Please Help Ewaso Lions This Holiday Season

Dec 22, 2014 | Categories: Community, Donors, Education, Lions, Research, Staff, Warriors | 1 Comment

Photo of lion

UPDATE: A generous donor has pledged to match every donation up to $7,500! This means if you donate $100, then Ewaso Lions gets $200 just like that. This matching gift will go until the end of this month, so please donate today. A huge thanks to the Peacock Family for their generosity!

As 2015 quickly approaches, all of us at Ewaso Lions want to thank you for your support. This year was our most demanding yet. Our mission of promoting coexistence between local communities and lions of northern Kenya has faced new and escalating challenges.

For one, we faced a drought which has drawn more people and their livestock into the area. More people and livestock means more conflict. In fact, just this month lions killed 14 cows and one ca...

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Warriors Share Experiences During Cross-Site Exchange

Jul 14, 2014 | Categories: Warriors | 3 Comments

The GZT and Ewaso Lions warriors together during the exchange in Laisamis.

Our Warrior Watch programme uses the conservation model of engaging local people in direct conservation efforts. We started Warrior Watch in Westgate Community Conservancy in 2010 to train Samburu warriors in lion conservation; we provide education in return. Through Warrior Watch, local warriors are becoming aware about the importance of keeping lions alive, and helping their own communities protect livestock from lion attacks to reduce retaliation against the big cats and other large carnivores.

Our vision is to help create a broad network of warriors across northern Kenya who work to promote human-lion coexistence. This network of warriors teaching their own communities about conservation will have a bigger and more far-ranging impact...

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Coexisting with Carnivores: Does it Have to Be Them or Us?

Apr 10, 2014 | Categories: Community, Lions, Research, Reserves, Staff, Warriors | 1 Comment

Large carnivores like lions require expansive ranges to meet their daily needs. This lion is wearing a GPS collar to help us track its movements and warn herders.

The following article by Ewaso Lions' own Paul Thomson first appeared on PBS' NOVA Next on April 2, 2014 with the title Coexisting with Carnivores - Why It's Not a Zero-Sum Game.

It was late in the summer, and the two young lions had been on a camel killing spree. Over a period of three months, they had entered the villages of the Samburu people at night and killed ten prized camels.

It wasn’t long before they paid the price. One hot, hazy day in early September, when the male lions were napping under a scraggly acacia tree, a group of five young men came upon them. The men fired their AK-47s. Lguret, whose name means “cowardly,” ran off. Loirish, who was the more aggressive of the pair, may have stood his ground. He may even ...

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National Geographic Video Features Shivani Bhalla and Warrior Watch

Feb 18, 2013 | Categories: Warriors | 1 Comment

National Geographic's Explorers Journal has posted a short video featuring Shivani and our Warrior Watch programme.

National Geographic writes:

Researchers spend countless hours in the field documenting animal behavior in unfamiliar and even dangerous wilderness. So why not hand over animal observation to those who know the landscape best?

National Geographic Explorer and Lion Conservationist Shivani Bhalla, did just that. As the “eyes and ears of the Bush” Shivani has enlisted the help of Samburu Warriors in Northern Kenya to help collect data on daily lion and wildlife sightings. Since the program’s start in 2010, “Warrior Watch” has tripled in size and expects continued growth.

You may be wondering what the warrio...

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