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For the last three days I have been busy trying to get things started with the new Lion Guardians projects on our neighbouring group ranches Eselenkei and Olgulului. In the past, these two ranches have been significant in finishing off the few lions that still roam the vast Maasai plains. They are larger and will require many more Lion Guardians, spread over a wider area. Its going to be a lot of work but we hope the murrans will be enthusiatsic, as we have been told many times they can’t wait for us to start work there.

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With the help of Philip Briggs, who has recently joined the Lion Guardians team, we will be holding meetings across the different Maasai communities on the ranches to try to find the best warriors for the job of Lion Guardians, to track and monitor lion activity in their areas and help the communities to reduce conflict with wildlife.

We hope that soon the lion killing in these ranches will come to a complete stop. Please help us to do this – your donations will be vital in helping get these new projects up and running! I will keep you posted on how the search for the new Lion Guardians is going on these new ranches.

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Thank you so much for your comments about Oxford. I am so excited and happy that I have so much support from you all! I will definitely stay in touch!

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  • sauwah
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    i would love to be a lion guardian. but i know i will be eaten in no time. i just saw a video showing beverly & dereck joubert on the maasai lions and the maasai. i am a great fan of the jouberts who have been working to conserve lions in botswana for decades now. he actually reminds me of a lion so much for his long and thick air and full beard. along with national geo. they have formed a fund for the maasailand lions and the compensation program. i hope more fund is coming; i am sure you all need it.

  • Hashi Hanta
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    Besides my monthly donation, I would like to send a separate donation for your “new Lion Guardians” project. How do I send this earmarked for this project?

  • lionguardians
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    Hashi – thank you so much for your generosity. I will make a note that your next donation should go towards the new Lion Guardians project in Olgulului and Eselenkei. Thank you!

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