Protecting Not Just Lions, But People Too

Conservation is about more than keeping animals safe – it’s also about protecting the people living alongside those animals. Here, Program Manager Luke Mamaai discusses our recent efforts to help keep local community members safe from COVID. Here in the Amboseli ecosystem, COVID is on the rise – we are seeing many cases, and unfortunately,…

Case Study: Moon Phases & Proactive Conflict Mitigation

To protect lions and communities, it is critical to respond quickly when human-wildlife conflict erupts as well as to anticipate conflict before it even happens. Previous scientific research has found that lions’ activity patterns, attack rates, and hunting success vary across different phases of the moon, so we decided to dig into our own data…

Time Heals All

Our monitoring team recently caught up with a lion we had been hoping to get our eyes on for months. In this dispatch from the field, our Director of Science, Stephanie Dolrenry, explains the encounter and the backstory. When they were young, Sanarua and Nekompewa were inseparable. The young sisters were always the most “mature”…

A Guardian and his Community

Lepilal, our Guardian for the Inkiito zone in Olgulului group ranch, has recently been appreciated by his community for all the numerous ways in which he assists them. Since becoming a Guardian he has managed to help the community in reinforcing tens of bomas (livestock corrals), finding hundreds of lost livestock and proactively mitigating conflict.…

Self Isolate … Like a Lion!

As we shared this past weekend, we have implemented a COVID-19 protocol that means we are practicing social distancing even in team meetings and are self-isolating a lot at camp. Here are some reflections from our Lion Monitoring Manager, Philip J. Briggs from his tent at the Lion Guardians Camp. Lions are social animals: they…

Good Deeds and Good Seats

We are pleased to announce our brand new corporate partnership with GoodDeedSeats. GoodDeedSeats is an online event ticketing company with a difference, a ticketing company that wants to give back. They believe that sharing profits with causes that their customers care about will make attending that game or concert all the more special.  GoodDeedSeats works with…

A Lifetime Opportunity – My Trip to Namibia

Written by John Merishi – Office Manager The year 2018 has started well for me. At the beginning of the month, I went on an exciting and fruitful trip to Namibia; a great country with a beautiful and extensive landscape – a nation that is fondly referred by its’ citizens as ‘the land of the…

An Inspiring Story of Giving – A Letter from Ernie

Dear Lions Guardians Family, My relationship with Lion Guardians began with an introduction several years ago from a Board Member of the Kenya Wildlife Trust organization who felt the Lions Guardians conservation mission and management team deserved consideration for my support. I had already started several years earlier supporting other aspects of African Wildlife Conservation…

The Giraffe Boys!

Last year we brought you the mysterious story of a young sub-adult male lion who was killed by a giraffe during a hunting mission that went drastically wrong. Read more here…. The three brothers that witnessed the event were rendered helpless as they watched their stricken companion die under the weight of the fallen giraffe.…