Posts Tagged ‘Training’

Ewaso Lions Launches A New Women’s Programme: Mama Simba

Mar 14, 2014 | Categories: Community, Education | 2 Comments

We train women in a variety of conservation issues including the importance of carnivores for the ecosystem.

Until now, Ewaso Lions has engaged warriors, elders, and children. When women from the area were keen to get involved in conservation, they approached us for conservation training and education. Now, Ewaso Lions is working with Samburu women in a number of ways through our new programme, Mama Simba – which means Mothers of Lions.

Samburu women have rarely been actively included in conservation activities in northern Kenya. Yet, they spend a significant amount of time in wildlife areas as their demanding lifestyle includes fetching water, collecting firewood, and looking after livestock at times, which means they often come in contact with wildlife. And because women remain in the villages for much of the time while warriors and elders ...

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Warriors And Scouts Training

Aug 19, 2011 | Categories: Education, Reserves, Training, Warriors, Westgate Conservancy | 3 Comments

Shivani discussions predator ecology.

We recently completed a successful 3 day training workshop with Warriors and Scouts from Westgate and Mpus Kutuk Conservancies.  Prior to the workshop, we conducted tests with all the participants using photos of predators and asked lengthy questions, to know more about what they knew prior to the training.  The training covered various aspects of wildlife conservation, including predator ecology and identification, wildlife monitoring, conflict issues, tracking, prey identification, grazing and much more.

At the end of the training, we traveled to Samburu Reserve, where we went looking for all the predators the team had learned about.  We had a fantastic and extremely lucky game drive!  We saw 2 leopards, a newborn l...

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