Introducing our new Lion Guardians!

Now that the expansion to Southern Olgulului is complete, we thought we should introduce you to the fine young men who will be protecting the lions of this area and reducing conflict between people and predators. One of the most useful additions to the Lion Guardians team is Maen Koole. He represents the Ngararampuni zone which is practically situated close to the border with neighbouring Tanzania. Being semi-literate he has already proven to be good in filling in data forms. In fact, one would think he has been a Lion Guardian for years, yet he is only two months into the job!


Already, due to his wisdom and honesty, we have trained him in tracking collared lions using radio telemetry and issued him with a set of telemetry equipment, and he has thrown himself into monitoring the lions in his area. He is a respected moran both in Kenya and Tanzania and he has been able to give us vital information about what goes on across the border, getting this information freely from fellow morans in Tanzania. He was the first person that informed us of a recent lion killing incident in Tanzania, and has been updating us on a regular basis.


Maen has a very likeable character and is an easy person to get along with. To crown it all, he knows the lion hide-outs in his zone like the back of his hand. He will clearly emerge as one of the leaders of the Lion Guardians owing to his great oratory skills. Welcome to the Lion Guardians team Maen!


  • Pauline says:

    Maen sounds like a great asset to the team.

  • Brenton H says:

    Welcome Maen to the Lion Guardians team! We will be following your work with great interest.

  • debra blades says:

    Welcome Maen, we look forward to your reports and hard work !!!

  • Pirjo says:

    It’s so important to have the project expand to conflict prone areas. I hope that these new guardians know how much we all appreciate the work they are doing.

    Wishing them all the success and courage in their demanding work.

  • sauwah says:

    Maen sounds like a very good man and an excellent maron! Maybe he can one day talk to the marons in Tanzania from killing lions; and guarding the lions instead.

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