For the second time in a week lion conservation has received a major boost. Yesterday we reported that the murrans who killed a lion on Olgulului Group Ranch, neighboring ours were sentenced. Today we report that a predator consolation scheme has been launched on this same ranch, with funding from National Geographic.


The scheme means that when livestock is killed by a carnivore the owner of the livestock will receive some money in return. In order to receive this benefit the community must agree to not kill any carnivores. We have a similar scheme running on our group ranch.

The launch ceremony for the scheme was attended in large numbers by the community and the Kenya Wildlife Service warden was also present. The community agreed to welcome the new â??baby’ as it was termed by the murran leader of the Laitayiok clan. We really hope that this will mean an end to carnivore killings there.  

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  • PaulaB

    Excellent news! So glad to hear this scheme is under way.

  • TheTeach, Seattle

    This is encouraging news. Hopefully, carnivore killings will be minimal, and not outpace the funding available for compensation. Best Wishes.

  • TheTeach, Seattle

    Antony, anything new to report regarding the problem elephant
    who had become a major concern to the community?

  • Annie

    Great news! I hope you guys continue to be successful and I plan to donate soon!

  • sauwah

    good news indeed! hope the funding will never end and predation on lions and livestock will decrease.

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