Exciting news for the Project! The latest issue of Africa Geographic magazine (Aug. 2011) has a feature article on Ewaso Lions. Science Editor Tim Jackson really captures the threats facing lions in northern Kenya and how our project is working with the community to conserve the big cats. The article describes the challenges of working in this region and why lion conservation is a priority.
Africa Geographic is the premiere magazine covering wildlife and environmental issues focused on Africa.
Here are some excerpts from our article:
“There are currently about 2,000 lions in Kenya, and about 100 individuals are being lost annually. Few are protected within national reserves (numbers have dropped 30-40 percent in the past 20 years). In the semi-arid north, where Bhalla works in the Westgate Community Conservancy, lions are in even deeper trouble.”
“Managing the Ewaso Lions project in northern Kenya, Shivani Bhalla is indomitable in her quest to involve the community and rally the local Samburu warriors to help save the big cats in their homeland.”
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We are very excited about this article and hope it will increase awareness of the Project and the status of lions in Samburu.
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