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20/01/10

On behalf of everyone at the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, we wish you a very happy and prosperous 2010. Looking back at 2009, it has been an extraordinarily difficult year. The drought was the worst in over 25 years, taking a heavy toll on people, livestock and wildlife. The worldwide economic crisis severely affected... more

21/10/09

After many months of sad, sobering news, we are finally able to say that the rains have come to Kenya. October 14th was the first day the long overdue rains finally poured on the drought-hit Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and other parts of northern Kenya. Since last Thursday, over 80 mm of rains have already fallen on the... more

07/10/09

You will have seen the numerous reports in the press about the drought which is affecting Kenya. According to the Kenya Meteorological Department this year's drought is the worst since 1996. It is taking a heavy toll on the people of Kenya, their livestock and of course the wildlife. This drought has particularly struck... more

28/08/09

We are writing today with some sad news. Charlie, Lewa's latest orphaned black rhino, has passed away. Charlie was a young calf, only 10 months old, and was one of the most-loved rhinos on the Conservancy. Charlie was found by the Lewa security just a couple of days after his birth. Even during his very early months we... more

03/07/09

On June 20th, Cello lost her fight for life. Despite the best efforts of the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy team, we were not able to stem the infection that ravaged her body. Saturday afternoon she laid down for the final time. Sometime during the night, she died – in anguish and without the family with whom she had spent her... more