Please Help Ewaso Lions This Holiday Season

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

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.

Photo of lion

Lentim, a young male, was recently spotted in Westgate, a community area.

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 camel in just one week! But our team managed to respond in time to prevent any retaliation. We responded to 97 incidents of conflict, and stopped lions from being killed on 8 occasions. That’s progress.

Our initiatives this year included:

- The launch of our Mama Simba program, which engages Samburu women in conservation and provides education and training.

- Warrior Watch continued to reverse negative attitudes towards lions and stopped the killing of lions. We added 3 new warriors in 3 new areas, bringing the total number of warriors to 15.

- Hiring an Education Officer to strengthen the conservation impact of our education initiatives.

- Laying the groundwork to identify and secure important lion habitat between Samburu and Laikipia. Together, this area is home to Kenya’s third largest lion population with 350 individuals.

I mean this when I say we could not do this without your support.

Our work is not done – there are less then 2,000 lions left in Kenya. Our annual budget for 2015 is $190,000 and we have a funding gap of $15,000. Please help us reach our goal, so together – our team, the warriors, the women, and YOU – can keep northern Kenya’s lion population safe. 

The Peacock Family has stepped up with a generous offer of a matching gift to help reach our goal. They will match each incoming donation up to $7,500 until the end of the month. Please donate today!

You can easily donate online, or through other methods which are explained on our site:

Please help us reach our goal of raising $15,000 by January 1st.

Many thanks and best wishes for the holidays.

- The Ewaso Lions Team

Photo of the Ewaso Lions team

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