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Working with Samburu Elders for Lion Conservation

Jul 22, 2013 | Categories: Training | 1 Comment

Jeneria trains the elders on carnivore track identification.

The following was written by Ewaso Lions Field Officer, Jeneria Lekilele

On the 6th and 7th of July, we held the first official training for our new Wazee Watch programme which we are launching in Westgate Community Conservancy, here in northern Kenya. Wazee is the local word elders, which is pronounced “wah-zay”. Wazee hold very influential positions in Samburu culture, so if they promote wildlife conservation within their communities, they will inspire others to do so.

The recent training was about wildlife conservation, human-wildlife conflict and coexistence, land degradation, livestock husbandry techniques and much more. We hoped that by the end of the two days, we would find better solutions to solving conflict and to build ...

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