Newsletter: Jeneria’s Story, Finding Nashipai Alive, and More

Some heart warming stories from Ewaso Lions


December 2014

From Goat Herding to Lion Conservation: the Story of a Samburu Warrior

"Lions are my life." Jeneria Lekilelei, the young Samburu warrior who leads our field programs, shares his favorite lion experiences. He explains how he went from hating lions to loving them, why they matter for his Samburu people, and how Ewaso Lions is ensuring a future for lions in Kenya. His story exemplifies the passion and dedication for conservation within our team. Even if you have met Jeneria, this story will put him in a whole new light.

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063182f5-9dc3-480a-88a6-b885cba3f070.jpgNashipai the Famous Lioness is Alive!

When our favorite lioness, Nashipai, went missing in September, we feared the worst. The aging lioness started attacking livestock frequently, so we thought she may have been killed in retaliation. But she lived! We got reports from our Lion Watch guides that she had been seen, and we later confirmed she is alive and well. Nashipai is such a well-known lion in Samburu that the Huffington Post even wrote about her – and our 12 year history together.

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8dae0165-14f0-4798-9a92-1412f07d1c52.jpgPlease Help Us Reach Our Goal

We are trying to raise $15,000 to meet our budget for 2015 – and we need your help. After sending out an appeal last week, a generous donor stepped up to make a matching gift. The Peacocks will match every dollar up to $7,500 to help us reach our goal. Please join us and make a tax-deductible donation today.

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e4b33e91-5ecc-4a56-b233-601bf0f959da.jpgNational Geographic Emerging Explorer Video

When Shivani was named an Emerging Explorer, National Geographic made a video of her story and the work of Ewaso Lions. The gorgeous short video captures our life and work in northern Kenya as only National Geographic can. Even our dog Kura makes an appearance!

"I love my life in Samburu. This is where I’m happiest."

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Copyright © 2014 Ewaso Lions
Kenya: PO Box 14996, Nairobi 00800, Kenya
USA: Wildlife Conservation Network, 209 Mississippi St, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA
All photos © Ewaso Lions. Jeneria photo by Tony Allport.

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