Yesterday I mentioned to you that I have been elected as the treasurer of a community youth group. The name of this group is Ewangâ??an Community Development Association (ECODA). The aim of the group is to address issues affecting the community, such as environmental issues like wildlife conservation, education, and the rights of members of this ranch.
Having elected the committee, the members of the group had an important initial task for us. They believe the group ranch resources are being mismanaged, and hence the local community is not getting their rightful share of the resources of their land. They want us to find out whether this is the case, and to report back to them about it. Here is a photo of our beautiful ranch with Kilimanjaro in the background.
One of the main reasons why local communities are killing carnivores and other wildlife is because the resources of the group are being mismanaged. I believe we have to start somewhere to bring transparency to this ranch, and my hope is that once we have done this there will be many fewer wildlife killings by members of the community, and it will be much easier for the Lion Guardians to continue to protect lions like this from being killed.