Shades of Lion Guardians...
This year one of our dearest supporters, Chantecaille, are celebrating their 20 year anniversary. And we are humbled and honored that they have chosen to continue to support our efforts by including us on a 20th Anniversary Special Edition Eye Palette.
Read more about it here: http://lionguardians.org/…/CH_18SPR_20YearAnniversaryPalett…...
This beautiful, natural and elegant wearable make-up will be available online at www.chantecaille.com and at the following stores starting March 2018: Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks, Bloomingdales, Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys, Frederic Fekkai, Blue Mercury, Cos Bar, Woo, and SpaceNK.
Hongera sana Chantecaille on 20 years of crafting ground-breaking, ethical and philanthropic beauty and skin-care products. Thank you for your continued support.
Lion Guardians on the LINK...
We are pleased to be featured in Fly Safarilink's current inflight magazine. Pick up a copy if you are at Wilson/flying Safarilink or read the whole article here:
Does a lion sleep in your heart?
Any one individual can have an impact on conservation based on their actions. Take action and support Lion Guardians
#lionguardians #conservation #donate #support #action #tenyearsofconservation #coexistence #guardian #savethelions #simba #lion #lions #bigcatsforever #bigcats #pride #africa #endangered #proactive #warrior #maasai #laughter #reminisce #reminiscing #smile #happy #happiness #celebration #success #anniversary : @philip.j.briggs.photography
The cub whisperer....
We received a call late last week, our chronic livestock raider Selenkay had just jumped into a boma for the second time in a row. So we quickly set off to reprimand her poor behaviour and tracked her for almost 10kms through tough bushy vegetation. Then when her collar signal grew louder we noticed a movement in a bush beside us. Were these Selenkay’s new cubs? Our view was obstructed by the tangle of bushes they were safely stashed them in. Just as we ...were giving up hope of seeing them, Eric announced that he had one last trick up his sleeve. He proceeded to make a small particular sound and to our surprise and delight one tiny cub immediately popped its head out of the bush to look at him. He made the noise again and just like that all four cubs came out and trotted towards our car, looking expectantly at Eric as though he was their mama!
In January, Stephanie was honored to participate in an "out-of-the-box" thinking workshop focused on coexistence and what innovative ideas could be implemented.
Thank you to RCWP for bringing these top minds together and we look forward to the ideas that may come from the "CoExist" group.
Experts on coexistence with carnivores from across Africa & beyond met in Kenya last week as the ‘CoExist group’, hosted by the RWCP. We were beginning to formulate ideas on what needs to change for people & carnivores to coexist in Africa.
“A Lion Guardian is a wildlife protector, an indigenous conservationist”. - Kisimir Olomayiani, Guardian
Guardians are out at first light to search for lions. Here, Noah Solonka (a Guardian), loves to find tracks of lions who came to drink water overnight close to his home. Mt. Kilimanjaro looms in the
#golden #goldenlight #goldenhour #lion #lionguardians #conservation
#dawn #bigcats #carnivore #predator #morning #water #lake #waterhole
#mountain #Kili #Kilimanjaro #maasai #masai #warrior #walking #acacia #tree : @philip.j.briggs.photography
AN EXCITING OPPORTUNITY!
We are looking for a communications officer - someone who is energetic, creative and motivated! This individual would be working for our fiscal sponsor Lion Guardians U.S. specifically to support the work of Lion Guardians.
For the specifics - follow the link below......
Please share widely and pass on to those who you feel will fit the bill!
From Jack Brockway post his visit last year.
There is so much to learn from the #Maasai. Living in these concrete jungles, we become disconnected from nature and it becomes very easy to forget that all our actions and consumption has consequences. The Maasai do not have this problem and if/when #MotherEarth decides to wash her face clean, whose skill set will you want to have? Someone who designs computers or that of the awesome Maasai living in and with #nature!?! I know which one I’d rather have... #tribe #climate @elephantfamily #lionguardians #spear #safari #bush #kenya #selenky #canon #gettyimages @halcyongallery #portraits #TheTimesAreChanging : @hijack
Earlier this year, Merishi (our office manager), attended the Pathways Africa conference in Namibia.
Read all about what he calls a lifetime opportunity here:
A bond is born…. Guardian Olubi Mitiaki connects with lioness ‘Selenkay’ for the first time whilst she is tranquilised. In the subsequent years, Mitiaki’s undying commitment has helped keep Selenkay alive during times of conflict.
“I have two arms, one for protecting lions and one for protecting communities.”
- Metito, Guardian
On community lands, you cannot save lions without serving the community. Here, Guardian Parkesian, has located lions in the nearby vicinity and is duly notifying herders to vacate the area with their livestock to avoid potential conflict....
#lionguardians #conservation #community #communities #arms #point #eprotection #livestock #coexistence #guardian #herd #herding #savethelions #simba #kingofthejungle #lion #lions #bigcats
#endangeredspecies #bigcatsforever #bigcats #pride #africa #endangered
#assistance #fieldwork #mitigation #proactive : @philip.j.briggs.photography
“A Guardian is someone who herds almost everything, from livestock to lions to lost herders!” - Lenku, Guardian
#lionguardians #conservation #community #communities #protection #livestock #coexistence #guardian #herd #herding #savethelions #simba #kingofthejungle #lion #lions #bigcats #endangeredspecies #bigcatsforever #pride #africa #endangered #assistance #fieldwork #mitigation #proactive : @philip.j.briggs.photography
A gentle reminder to support the production of this special book that will support conservation. Bjorn Persson has reached almost 70% of the target and with 12 days left in the campaign, we hope all our supporters can push to get him the remaining 30%.
Thank you in advance.
Lion Guardians is honored to have been chosen as one of the charities that photographer Bjorn Persson wishes to support with proceeds from his debut photo book ..."The Real Owners of the Planet". Please consider making Bjorn's dream of helping to conserve Africa's wildlife a reality - read more about how below..
A hefty percentage of the profits from the published book will be donated directly to Lion Guardians.
Please share widely!
Merishi, our office and data manager, is currently on his way to attend the second Pathways Africa Human Dimensions conference and training workshop in Namibia.
We are excited that Merishi was chosen as one of the sponsored attendees to the event and we look forward to hearing all about his adventures upon his return.
To learn more about the conference, follow the link below: https://sites.warnercnr.colostate.edu/pathways-africa/
Looking forward to 2018
As we march forward into 2018, all of us at Lion Guardians are excited about what the year has in store. In addition to our core operations in Amboseli where we continue to focus on maintaining a reduction in lion killing, mitigating conflict, and safeguarding our growing lion population - we are also pleased to share the following key highlights:
*** We will conduct our first non-African non-lion specific knowledge sharing service with an Indian-base...d leopard and tiger conservation NGO at our Resource and Learning Center
*** We hope to begin broad-scale collaboration with two regional conservation organizations to create conservancies and initiate impact monitoring that will provide wildlife connectivity to an essential area of Maasailand.
*** Expand our livestock husbandry work through testing new approaches to addressing lost livestock as well as continuing to work with veterinarians from across the globe to continue to grow our injured livestock assistance project.
*** Participate in local and regional meetings to lead development of the national strategy for lions and spotted hyenas in Kenya (Kenya Large Carnivore Task Force).
And much much more. Please stay tuned to our social media updates for all news Lion Guardians.