Monitoring Wildlife

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Monitoring Wildlife
Lion Scouts and Warriors conduct daily patrols within the conservancy to monitor lion movements, census wildlife populations, and keep local people and project personnel informed on wildlife issues with the aim of promoting human-lion co-existence. Scouts also record wild prey and livestock locations during daily patrols within the Conservancy, and this data helps Ewaso Lions track prey and livestock abundance and movement to measure the health of the ecosystem.

Through the data collected, we are also able to monitor the effectiveness of the Conservation Areas.  Conservation Areas are set aside for wildlife and discourage any human settlements or livestock encroachment. We have been monitoring the Conservation Area in Westgate Conservancy since 2008 and have identified it as a safe refuge for carnivores and herbivores where conflict is less and grass is more available.  Our aim is to encourage the creation of Conservation Areas allowing wildlife to have safety when surrounded by local people and their livestock.

Read this blog to learn more about the scouts work:

http://ewasolions.org/lion-scouts-capture-data-on-lions-and-livestock/