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Meet the Maasai

Conservation Science & Policy: Day two – Maasai pastoralists and lions The morning started with a walking safari in the conservancy land. As we left the campsite, the sky was tinted in the red shades of the dawn. It was unbelievable. Wherever we looked we could see wildlife; tracks on the ground below us, animals…

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jk479    January 7th, 2018    Kenya    , , , , , , , , ,

Living with Lions

For millennia, the Maasai people have lives with lions. The Maasai’s traditionally pastoralist way of life enabled a more or less peaceful coexistence with these top predators, nomadically moving cattle onwards across the savanna ecosystem in search of water and fresh pasture. However, driven by government policy in the early 1970s, people were sedentarized and…

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aan204    January 10th, 2016    Kenya archive    , , , ,

Our first 24 hour wonder

(Delayed post from 6th Jan) There is unanimous astonishment in the Conservation and Policy camp about just how much we have seen in our first 24 hours. A night game drive en route from Nairobi airport, meeting with the Maasai people, and oh yes, we walked with lions. After a long, hot and bothered wait…

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aan204    January 8th, 2016    Kenya archive    , , ,