Amboseli ecosystem

#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…

History Repeats Itself

Recently, we told the story of Selenkay & Martii. Since then, Martii has been very busy and we are happy to report that he has now mated with Selenkay and her two daughters Meoshi and Noldupai, all of whom are heavily pregnant. However, there is one daughter that he hasn’t yet been able to mate…

Guardian Alamayiani: Above and Beyond the Call of Duty

Although Guardian Alamayiani has been with Lion Guardians for just over a year, it feels like he has been part of the team for many more. He has bonded quickly with other team members who all enjoy his jovial personality. Alamayiani covers a zone that often has the highest densities of lions than anywhere else…

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…

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…

Of the Community – For the Community

As our Community Manager, Eric Ole Kesoi believes “Community support is critical to our existence. We must sustain that support”. In today’s blog, he relates some of the ways that we help the community above and beyond the normal duties of a Guardian and how that helps to conserve lions in the long-term.   Our…

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…