Marching for Lions in Nairobi

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

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 showed up (maybe about a 1,000) including KWS, Wildlife Direct, Save The Elephants, and a number of kids from different schools in Nairobi.

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

The Global March aims to bring the youth to the forefronts of wildlife conservation, and raise awareness about the illegal wildlife trade.

More than 1,000 passionate citizens showed up to march on behalf of lions, elephants, and rhinos.

> Learn more on the event’s Facebook page