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07/11/13

Samson and Richard Kuraru are two young Maasai men who hail from Ngare Ndare community, one of Lewa's neighbouring areas. Having grown up poor, the possibilities of advancing their education beyond primary school was a distant dream for the siblings who had a passionate desire to excel in engineering. Luckily, they were... more

06/11/13

In fast paced matches that involved 180 players from 12 Lewa-sponsored schools, the 2013 girls' football tournament proved to be as successful as last year's event. Now in its second year, this unique sporting activity gives the girls from the neighbouring schools the opportunity to engage in a competitive atmosphere... more

09/10/13

When the buying stops, the killing can too.Yao Ming, the seven-foot six-inch Chinese basketball player who played for the Houston Rockets, is now using his star power to help stop the poaching of rhinos and elephants. In a campaign launched by WildAid, Yao has been journeying across Africa since last year, documenting... more

30/09/13

Clare Brownlow, a Scottish based artist who has developed a thriving business around her beautiful animal and game portraits, recently donated a painting that was auctioned for the Conservancy during the Friends of Lewa Dinner in London earlier this year. Her pieces are painted in a unique way, using a pheasant tail... more

16/09/13

Lions in Africa are all the same lions you might think. But perhaps it is not as simple as that. In Asia for example, it has been shown that the small remaining population of Asiatic lions (Panthera leo asiatica) in the Gir Forest in India are from a separate ancestral lineage. But recent evidence suggests that Africa’s... more

13/09/13

In a landscape far removed from the dusty, sun baked savannah’s of northern Kenya, a Samburu man in full traditional dress, took his place on a glitzy stage in central London, watched by hundreds, to receive an award celebrating his outstanding contribution to his community, neighbouring communities, and the wildlife they... more