The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy (@lewa_wildlife) — Joined to Borana Conservancy.
Award-winning UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Wildlife. People. Kenya.
Award-winning UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Wildlife. People. Kenya.
There are plenty of Grevy’s zebra foals on Lewa at the moment. While predation has in the past limited the number of foals surviving to adulthood, we are pleased to see the survival rate increase in the past 2 years. There are approximately only 2,800 Grevy’s zebras left in the world, and over 90% are found here in Kenya. 📷- @yswildlifephotography#lewawildlifeconservancy#boranaconservancy#zebras#stripes#beautiful#nature#whyilovekenya#animals#wildlife
In Partnership with @Rakuten_uk and @ifawuk What are some of the impacts of social media on conservation, with a focus on Lewa? If you'll be in London on Wednesday, 27th of February, join us at the Royal Geographical Society to find out. The panel discussion will consist of: Wanjiku Kinuthia - the face behind Lewa's communications, messaging and social media strategy. Ian Lemaiyan - Lewa's Rhino Scientist who uses his personal accounts to share his passion for rhinos, wildlife and flying. Tania McCrea-Steele - IFAW’s Project Lead, Global Wildlife Cybercrime. Mark Havilland - EVP Global Development & Sustainability, Rakuten. Link in the bio to purchase tickets. See you there! @ifawuk@rakutenmarketing@rakuten_uk Video: @jeffwaweru#lewawildlifeconservancy#boranaconservancy#whyilovekenya#socialmedia#conservation#rgs#LondonEvents
Lives of Lewa: Saibala Gilicho Saibala Gilicho loves lions. The 29-year-old from Sang’aa, a community neighbouring Lewa, decided to make a career out of his love for Africa’s biggest cat as Lewa’s Lion Monitoring Officer. For five years now, he has followed lions across the Lewa-Borana Landscape; tracking them to understand pride associations, observing their behaviour, their migration across the wider landscape and also whether new lions are joining territories. What is the one thing that Saibala really likes about lions? “The fact that each lion is unique. I can tell a lion from their body shape, how they walk or prowl, and their hunting behaviour. At the moment, we have 47 lions across the Lewa-Borana Landscape. My favourite one is Sarah, a fierce lioness. Sarah has successfully managed to raise all of her cubs to adulthood. Despite being 10 years old now, when lions begin to age and weaken, Sarah is still going strong. Saibala’s job has now evolved to include monitoring of the hyena. Out of all the large carnivores found in our landscape, the hyena has the largest population. “Hyenas are equally fascinating and interesting animals, despite the negative image that people have of them. They live in complex, matrilineal societies. Spotted hyenas kill more than 90% of their food, and therefore aren’t the dirty scavengers people think they are. We are deploying various technologies and techniques to gather data on our hyenas here on Lewa, which is very exciting.” Saibala is married and has a three-year-old daughter, Siana. He has taken her to the field twice to show her his favourite animals. Photo: @martinbuzora Lion: Sarah #LivesofLewa#lions#research#monitoring#lewawildlifeconservancy#boranaconservancy#whyilovekenya
A Call for Photos Have you been to visit us and taken beautiful photographs of our wildlife, landscapes and the people we work with? If yes, we’d love for you to share some of these pictures with us for our use in the next Impact Report. We will make sure to credit you appropriately, and send both soft and hard copy versions of the report. Looking forward to seeing the pictures! Please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org Photo: @ebemisphoto#lewawildlifeconservancy#boranaconservancy#Nature#Wildlife#WhyILoveKenya
Thank you all for your comments and thoughts on Mawingu. Every rhino is important for the survival of the species, and we celebrate the heroes who continue to make it possible for Mawingu and other rhinos to live full lives, despite the constant threat for rhino horn from some Asian countries, notably Vietnam and China. It is possible to reduce the demand for rhino horn. Throughout the 1970s, Japan was the number one major consumer of rhino horn in Asia. However, demand reduction strategies worked in Japan and the country is no longer a problem for rhinos. We hope that demand reduction similarly occurs in countries that continue to consume rhino horn, which will ultimately help to secure the future of the iconic species. Photo of Mawingu by Martin Bucher. #lewawildlifeconservancy#boranaconservancy#rhinos#nature#conservation#kenya#africa
Mawingu, the female semi-blind black rhino, was found dead today morning after falling from a steep slope and breaking her neck. Mawingu, born semi-blind, was moved to Lewa from Lake Nakuru National Park years ago. For the many years she lived on Lewa, she managed to traverse the Conservancy easily despite her disability. She was 35 at the time of her death, which constitutes a 'full life' for black rhino. During her lifetime, Mawingu gave birth to 9 calves. Some were lost to predators as she was unable to protect and care for them, and others, such as the famous Elvis, Lola and Kitui, were handraised by keepers to ensure their survival. The Lewa-Borana Landscape is home to more than 170 black and white rhinos, constituting 14% of Kenya's rhino population. Mawingu lived a full life, which is how it should be for all rhinos. #Rhinos#Nature#Animals#LewaWildlifeConservancy#BoranaConservancy#KenyaWildlifeService#Kenya
5/5 - 4,000 young learners participate in our conservation education programme annually. Our teachers pass along knowledge that equips the children with information to be stewards of their environment and the natural world. Photo: @amivitale#EducationDay#ConservationEducation#lewawildlifeconservancy#boranaconservancy#whyilovekenya
4/5 - We run a free adult literacy initiative that enables adults, who never had a chance to attend school, acquire basic literacy skills. Every year we have more than 300 learners enrolled. We also train 2,500 young people from the neighbouring areas on digital literacy, and how to use digital technologies in order to thrive in an ever-changing world that is driven by these technologies. Pictures: Steve Toom #EducationDay#lewawildlifeconservancy#boranaconservancy#whyilovekenya
3/5 - We offer full scholarships to at least 400 students annually, across all levels of education, based on both need and academic potential. More than 20 of our sponsored students graduated from universities and colleges at the end of 2018. Education offers a future that has broader opportunities, transforming the lives of children. #EducationDay#lewawildlifeconservancy#boranaconservancy#whyilovekenya