Lion Guardians work

Tracking down lions

We are still training up the new Lion Guardian Solonka, to make sure he is proficient in all the different skills he needs. Although most Maasai murrans are very used to identifying the tracks of different animals, we need to make sure that new Lion Guardians are able to give us accurate and detailed information about the…

Lion Guardians in the news

I thought I would tell you a bit more about the news story that has been on the internet and in a lot of the newspapers worldwide recently. The story is about the crisis in lion numbers, especially around Amboseli National Park, near where the Lion Guardians program is located. It explains that big cats…

More skills for new Lion Guardian

Lion Guardians need to learn some new skills in order for them to carry out their work. Yesterday we showed new Lion Guardian Solonka learning how to track collared lions using radio telemetry equipment. Another of the new things they need to learn is how to use a Global Positioning System unit to mark the…

New Lion Guardian

All Lion Guardians have got their jobs by first volunteering for us for at least a month, sometimes for as long as three months. This shows us that they are committed to conserving lions, and we know that they will work hard to do this. We have a new volunteer called Solonka working in the…