We believe that predators play an important role in balancing the ecosystem. A thriving predator population is an indication of a healthy ecosystem. We invest our time and resources in running and supporting science driven initiatives geared towards predator conservation across Kenya’s key ecosystems.

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Lions

Lions are undoubtedly the most iconic predator species in the world. To the communities that live alongside them, lions are a symbol of pride and courage. However, the pride is under imense danger of extinction due to human activities and habitat loss.

Our lion conservation efforts span 3 main ecosystems with robust lion numbers. In the Greater Mara Ecosystem, we run lion conservation efforts through our Mara Predator Conservation Programme. In Amboseli, we have supported the efforts of Lion Guardians and in Samburu, we have supported the efforts of Ewaso lions.

Cheetahs

The cheetah is the fastest land mammal. It can reach a speed of 60 km/h within 10 seconds. However, this admirable species is racing fast towards exctintion if measures are not taken to protect them.

Our cheetah conservation efforts are demonstrated by our Mara Predator Conservation Programme which has been running science driven research on cheetahs since 2013.

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Wild dog

Wild dogs

Wild dogs are some of the most successiful hunters in the wild with a success rate of 80%. Despite this, the dogs are under imense danger of extinction occassioned by habitat loss and human conflict. If measures are not taken, they might be extinct from the wild in the next 5 years.

We recently started a wild dog study in the Mara with the aim to establish the trends in the re-emerging wild dog population. We are currently in the process of trying to put a GPS collar on one wild dog from one of the resident packs so that we can monitor their movement.

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