Niassa Lion Project Visits Ewaso Lions in Samburu

Jul 9, 2013 | Categories: Staff | 3 Comments

Staff from Mozambique’s Niassa Lion Project visited our team for a fantastic five day visit. Niassa is deeply engaged in community-based conservation within Niassa National Reserve in Mozambique, and joined us to see our conservation programmes in northern Kenya.

It was a productive and fun exchange where there were lots of discussions, walks in the field with scouts and warriors, visits at the tourist lodge, conservancy headquarters and local village, and plenty of great wildlife viewing, including close up encounters with elephants, first time sightings of ostrich and giraffe, leopard and cubs and much more. And they especially enjoyed seeing Kenya’s lions!

Furthermore, the Niassa Lion Project is one of the Wildlife Conservation Network’s (WCN) Partner projects — which we joined just a few weeks ago. This sort of collaboration between conservationists is exactly what WCN is all about. We are very grateful for their support!

The two teams – Niassa and Ewaso Lions – just after finishing a 2-day walk through the conservancy.

Colleen Begg, Niassa Lion Project co-founder with her husband Keith, sent us this lovely message about the visit: “Keith said that he couldn’t have chosen a better place to send the team because it has all the elements in place that we needed them to see and the trip was lead by the teams not by [the directors]. They did the presentations and all the talking. The experience was invaluable and was worth every penny. Now they can go back to the rest of the team and the communities and let people know abut what they saw and learned. They will be the local champions and can do what we [directors] cannot.”

It was a pleasure to have the Niassa team with us and we look forward to more exchanges in the future.

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» letoiye joseph said: { Jul 17, 2013 - 02:07:38 }

ewaso lions,the mother of lions in kenya,good work to share knowledge with others with aim of conserving this lions and wildlife in general over the world.The beauty of the lions is unique and needs to be preserved.keep it up and continue sharing ideas with others-both giving out and receiving info about lions.”if you want to walk first,walk alone,if you want to go far,walk with others”.bravo!

» admin said: { Jul 20, 2013 - 09:07:54 }

Thank you, Joseph!