For the last three days I have been busy trying to get things started with the new Lion Guardians projects on our neighbouring group ranches Eselenkei and Olgulului. In the past, these two ranches have been significant in finishing off the few lions that still roam the vast Maasai plains. They are larger and will require many more Lion Guardians, spread over a wider area. Its going to be a lot of work but we hope the murrans will be enthusiatsic, as we have been told many times they can’t wait for us to start work there.
With the help of Philip Briggs, who has recently joined the Lion Guardians team, we will be holding meetings across the different Maasai communities on the ranches to try toÂ find the best warriors for the job of Lion Guardians,Â toÂ track and monitor lion activity in their areas and help the communities to reduce conflict with wildlife.
We hope that soon the lion killing in these ranches will come to a complete stop. Please help us to do this – your donations will be vital in helping get these new projects up and running! I will keep you posted on how the search for the new Lion Guardians is going on these new ranches.
Thank you so much for your comments about Oxford. I am so excited and happy that I have so much support from you all! I will definitely stay in touch!