Flagship Project Development

Developments planned for 2018

Flagship Project Development
In 2018, we will be evolving our flagship projects, the Mara Cheetah Project and Mara Lion Project, into one Mara Predator Conservation Programme
This development will enhance connectivity both internally and externally; it will also simplify our management structure and open up opportunities for other wildlife researchers and conservationists to work with us at the Tony Lapham Predator Hub. For now, we remain focused on cheetah and lion research-based  conservation, translating our science into practical conservation solutions and recommendations.

To lead this new phase of development, we are bringing on board a new Mara Predator Conservation Programme Director, who will work with our existing team, including our two current Project Directors, who will become Scientific Associates.

In January 2018, Dr Caroline Ng’weno will be joining us as Programme Director. Caroline is currently Head of Research and Monitoring at Ol Pejeta Conservancy, having joined the organisation in 2008 as Carnivore Programme Officer. Caroline has a Ph.D. in Zoology and an M. Phil. in Environmental Studies, and brings both robust scientific credentials and a holistic view of how science can, and must, be applied for practical conservation success. 

We are delighted that Caroline will join the Kenya Wildlife Trust team in January, and look forward to developing our Mara Predator Conservation Programme under her leadership.