We have some news for you – Antony Kasanga has recently left the Lion Guardians project, but he is still working to protect the wildlife of the ecosystem – he now works for our friends at the Maasailand Preservation Trust (MPT).
After he finished secondary school Antony started working for Living with Lions, where he learnt a lot about lions and their conservation. Following on from that he was appointed as Coordinator of the Lion Guardians project which started in 2006 on Mbirikani Group Ranch. The project has grown a lot since then, expanding on to two more group ranches in the ecosystem – Eselenkei and Olgulului.
In 2009 Antony went to the UK to study for a Diploma in International Wildlife Conservation Practice at the University of Oxford, learning many more skills to help him with wildlife conservation back in his homeland.
Antony said “I have enjoyed working with the warriors. We have been together for almost 5 years. I wish you all the best as you strive to conserve African lions for future posterity.”
We wish him all the best for his future work and we shall no doubt see a lot of him still as he is based just down the road!
good luck Antony! I am sure you will do a great job there as you have been with the Lion Guardians. We will miss you.
I wish Antony all the success in his new job ann want to thank him for the great job he has done with the Lion Guardians project. It’s so important to have these kind of courageous young people to pursue a career in wildlife conservation.
Hope to hear from Antony and how he is doing with MPT projects. Have also followed their blog and look forward to Antony’s reports.