Posts Tagged ‘World Lion Day’

Lion Kids Camp Teaches Kenyan Children About Conservation in New Area

Aug 23, 2016 | Categories: Community, Education | Leave A Comment »

This Lion Kids Camp marked our 8th camp to date and now 214 kids have been engaged in conservation through our camps.

This month, we held a Lion Kids Camp for 24 Kenyan children to learn about conservation and be inspired by experiencing wildlife from a new perspective. This Camp marked only the second time an LKC has been held outside Samburu. We teamed up with Loisaba Conservancy to hold the five-day camp in the beautiful landscape of Loisaba, located 200km away in Laikipia county.

Similar to the two Lion Kids Camps we have held so far this year, this camp focused on young livestock herders from local communities, rather than school children. The 24 kids, ranging in age from 4 to 16, spent five days with our team learning all about wildlife, conservation and ways to coexist with lions and other large carnivores - and, of course, to have lots of fu...

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Junior the Lion Kid

Apr 29, 2016 | Categories: Camp Life, Education, Staff | 2 Comments

Junior with his hero Jeneria.

This is the story of Junior, the 13-year-old “Lion Kid”. This boy’s story is worth sharing because Junior represents the bright outcome of conservation education. Junior hails from Westgate Conservancy in Samburu, northern Kenya.

Junior attended our Lion Kids Camp in 2014, which sparked Junior’s interest in conservation. By the end of the Camp, he was telling anyone who would listen that he wanted to be just like the warriors from Ewaso Lions.

Now, every time Jeneria and the field team head into Samburu National Reserve, Junior – who lives in a village bordering the Reserve – is watching, waiting for any chance to jump in their vehicle to go see lions or head back to camp with his new heroes.

He is quite a character and...

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How You Can Help on World Lion Day

Aug 8, 2015 | Categories: Lions, Staff | Leave A Comment »


Over the past couple of weeks lions have been in the international spotlight. Lions are facing threats like never before. There are fewer than 35,000 lions left in the wild. The greatest threats facing them: loss of habitat and prey, and conflict with local people. In northern Kenya where Ewaso Lions works, we face this grave reality every day. Just two weeks ago, we lost two cubs from the Ngare Mara Pride.

Monday, August 10th, marks World Lion Day and is a great opportunity for you to join our efforts to ensure a future for Kenya’s lions. Here are three ways you can help:

1. Support Our Work For World Lion Day, please consider making a donation to Ewaso Lions. We work closely with local communities to change negative percept...

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World Lion Day 2014

Aug 14, 2014 | Categories: Community, Staff, Westgate Conservancy | 2 Comments

We celebrated World Lion Day with the community members who are the true lion conservationists. We thank them for all they do every day.

August 10th marked the second World Lion Day. To celebrate, we hosted a gathering in Westgate Conservancy, our headquarters, of more than 40 people -- Samburu warriors, elders and women -- where we discussed lions, the importance of conservation, our community programmes, and much more.

Members of the Ewaso Lions team gave presentations on their work (Lpuresi and Letoiye gave their first-ever talks!) and discussed the lions of Westgate. We ended the day with a search for 6 "lions" made out of cardboard. The team who found the 6 lions the quickest and had drawn all ears and whisker spots were the winners -- it was a great day!

Thanks to Westgate Community Conservancy and Sasaab Lodge for sharing this important day with us.


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Photos from World Lion Day

Aug 25, 2013 | Categories: Westgate Conservancy | 1 Comment

Women from Sasaab village said they were honored to be invited to this celebration of lions.

We celebrated World Lion Day on August 10th, 2013 with a gathering of more than a 100 community members in Westgate Conservancy here in Samburu. Ewaso Lions invited our local friends and supporters -- those who voluntarily help Ewaso Lions by sharing valuable information including text messages on lion locations, incidences of conflict, provide security for us and much more. We distributed shirts, children sang songs and performed a drama on lions, and there were many talks about lions and their importance. It was a great day and we thank all our "Friends" both here in Samburu and across the world for being fantastic advocates and supporters of our work.


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