Meoshi’s on the Move

Meoshi – the amicable daughter of notorious Selenkay – is well-known throughout the region. Although not quite as bold or ambitious as her mother, she is also a problem lion herself. Meoshi has spent most of her adult life in the Selenkay Conservancy, only occasionally moving beyond the borders of Eselenkei Group Ranch. For the…

Lions Return to Kimana Sanctuary

The verdant, beautiful 5000+ acres that make up the Kimana Sanctuary used to support a good number of lions; the big cats relied on its year-round water and used it as a critical link between large swaths of prime territory. But beginning in the 1990s, the lions disappeared, likely as a result of increasing human…

Guardian Kikanai – Reflections on the Trip to Tanzania for the Lion Guardians Games

As narrated to John Merishi by Guardian Kikanai Likampa The trip to Tanzania was excellent. I was delighted to have been chosen and also that the Lion Guardians team ensured that all was in place for a safe travel to and from Tanzania. I was also grateful that the Kope Lion team was so hospitable.…

Will you help us light up our tree?

via GIPHY As the year winds down, we would like to take this opportunity to reach out and ask for your continued support. With a growing lion population, we are adding more and more Guardians to our community. Our goal for 2017 is to have all our Guardians salaries fully sponsored. We are 51% of…

Mbalueni’s legacy lives on…

The call came in late in the afternoon. Guardian Kapande reported that he was following the tracks of one male, two females and two small cubs. He was sure the large male was Meliyo. A surge of excitement crept through Lion Guardians headquarters – Meliyo had not been seen since Mbalueni was poisoned. Could those…

Act Today & Help Lions Survive

A harsh spotlight has been cast on the plight of the lion this year. The illegal hunt of Cecil in Zimbabwe, the most recent poisoning of three lions belonging to the Marsh Pride in the Masai Mara, Kenya and our very own loss of Mbalueni have raised global awareness of the decline in lion populations…

#GivingTuesday 2015

Lions are disappearing at an unprecedented rate. Today there are only an estimated 20,000 remaining. At Lion Guardians, we have been able to witness some amazing trends, however. In the Amboseli-Tsavo ecosystem where we operate, we have documented a tripling in the lion population since 2009. Help us to continue making a difference in reversing…

From boy to warrior to elder….

In today’s short blog, Luke Maamai, our program manager, provides a glimpse into the intricacies involved in the various stages of Maasai man’s life and urges all his community members to embrace the traditional way… Traditionally, Maasai boys were given basic cultural training by their seniors while in the field tending the cows and goats, hunting…