Maasai traditions

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…

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…

Celebrating World Lion Day 2015

In celebration of ‪#‎WorldLionDay‬, we held a film showing and soccer challenge at Loitero Primary school in Eselenkei Group Ranch. Here is a pictorial overview of the celebrations: School children and community members ready to watch the Lion Guardians educational film and several clips from other lion based documentaries. In addition to the film showings, Guardians…

World Lion Day 2015

Today is World Lion Day (August 10th), and to honor the day our Guardians are meeting with their communities to share stories about their lions, talk about what peaceful co-existence means, and explain what they do as Lion Guardians. As part of this they will also coordinate a showing of the Lion Guardians’ film.   You can…

Paying it forward

Guardian Parkesian flagged us down as we rushed out of the Training Center. He had run several kilometers to meet us in a matter of minutes. He was drenched in sweat, but he didn’t care. A hunt was on and there was no time to lose! Thirty minutes before, he was on a motorbike making…

A historic moment in lion conservation – community elders’ fine young lion hunters

The tension was palpable in the air as the Ngorongoro Lion Guardians project team stepped out of their vehicle. They were there to attend a community meeting after a young lion injured in a fight with another lion had been killed by three warriors. The community was desperate to make amends but nervous that the…

Nosipana – Surviving Against All Odds!

She was just over a year and a half old when she left the protection of her mother’s care; she is a little lion fending for herself in the big world. While this is not uncommon for most lions born on community lands, the task of striking out on one’s own is doubly difficult for…