About Us

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LION GUARDIANS: CONSERVING LIONS & PRESERVING CULTURES Wildlife conservation has traditionally focused on wildlife, not people. At Lion Guardians, we take the opposite approach. For almost a decade we have worked with local communities to protect lions by blending traditional knowledge and values with science. The result is a model that is locally appropriate, community-owned […]

Our Approach

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Lion Guardians’s collaborative approach to conservation is what makes its work sustainable, original, and successful. The Lion Guardian approach uniquely blends modern wildlife conservation with local culture. The project utilizes Maasai traditional ecological knowledge while introducing modern scientific technologies to improve both the community and wildlife conservation. Lion Guardians believes that the communities who bear […]


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It takes a community to conserve lions and preserve cultures. Join ours today. Lion Guardians relies on public support to keep its operations running.  Help us realize our vision of sustainable coexistence between people and lions in Africa. You can support Lion Guardians through our U.S. fiscal sponsor, Lion Guardians U.S.* Lion Guardians U.S. is […]