Monthly Archives: January 2008

Horrible experience

Sincere Apologies To all our readers, We apologize for the break up in posts from the Lion Guardian blog. The reason behind this is that my computer has developed a problem. I had to take it to Nairobi to get fixed. Please bear with us and we assure our readers that we will be back […]

Socio-dynamics

Theresa, it is interesting that you want to know of the socio-dynamics behind the scenes of conservation. We decided to answer you in a post so that everyone else can be informed. The area in the photo is in the neighbouring group ranch of Olgulului. They normally receive the same amount of rain as Mbirikani […]

Olgulului adventures

We made a brief visit to Olgulului Group Ranch to visit Mirishi and the other murrans who are volunteering to document livestock kills by carnivores in their areas. Also, they are keeping track of which communities the lions are living near. These data will help us know where the lion-human conflict is occuring and where […]

The unexpected rains

This week has been quite dull and chilly, the rains have just now begun. It is rather strange because people around the ranch don’t expect rains on these months, January and February. We normally get ‘short’ rains in November and December. These are the months that livestock fatten so they will be able to sustain […]

On a visit to the Olbili community

While we were travelling around the ranch, we met an old man at Olbili, one of the zones on our Group Ranch bordering Oltiasika; the two communities actually share the watering hole where the poisoned cow was laid out. We had a chat with the old man about lions and the days gone by. He […]

Kapande’s reaction

Kapande who is normally a calm and composed guy reacted surprisingly strongly to the poisoning of the two lions, especially Sangale. He says that if they -the murrans– are no longer spearing lions, how does anyone else dare go ahead and kill one. He appropriately uses the expression that, “In the past, when livestock got […]

Overdue thanks

Dear Theresa, Paula, Katherine, Eric, Rosemary, Chris, Herb, John, Fiona, Nancy, Victor, Peter, Louis B, Martha, Cherry and Loki Q This is a short note to say thank you to all of you who have given so generously over the last few weeks. The donations this month have been exceptional. If this continues I hope […]

Koikai’s reaction to the loss of two lions on our Ranch

Recently, we have not been able to put up consistent posts. The reason is that we have been working extra hard out in the field, among the community to get a better understanding of the dynamics behind the death of the two lions on our ranch. We need to do this to be able to […]

Lion Guardiansâ?? reaction to the Lion poisoning

Recently, we have not been able to put up consistent posts. The reason is that we have been working extra hard out in the field, among the community to get a better understanding of the dynamics behind the death of the two lions on our ranch. We need to do this to be able to […]

Lion Guardiansâ?? reaction to the Lion poisoning

Recently, we have not been able to put up consistent posts. The reason is that we have been working extra hard out in the field, among the community to get a better understanding of the dynamics behind the death of the two lions on our ranch. We need to do this to be able to […]