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21/03/17

On the 24th of June, long after the winning runners have been awarded their gold, silver and bronze medals, there will be a separate set of winners; the numerous community and conservation programmes that will receive yet another year of funding thanks to Tusk’s annual Safaricom Marathon on Lewa.   Aptly themed... more

21/03/17

On the 17th of March 2017, we hosted the UK’s Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Boris Johnson. Rt Hon Boris Johnson met with the Lewa and Northern Rangelands Trust teams to discuss community conservation and its impact across the northern Kenya landscape. He also met with our Anti-Poaching... more

21/03/17

In February, Lewa’s own Faith Riunga (Head of Education) and John Kinoti (Head of Community Development) were the keynote speakers at the Royal Geographical Society in London. Faith and John spoke to an audience of about 300 on Lewa's model of community-centric conservation, and how this is benefiting both people and... more

03/02/17

In the wake of catastrophic declines of vulture populations across Africa, The Peregrine Fund partnered with Lewa, Northern Rangelands Trust, and Marwell Wildlife to monitor and protect critical breeding sites in northern Kenya. What vultures lack in looks they make up for in services. The epitome of a good... more

03/02/17

Colleagues at Ewaso Lions in northern Kenya have reported that a young male lion that was last seen in November 2013 in Samburu has been sighted here at Lewa. Lewa, with partners Marwell Wildlife, have been working closely to establish strong monitoring tools for large carnivore conservation on the conservancy and its... more

15/12/16

About a month ago, our resident Kenya Wildlife Service vet, Dr Mathew Mutinda, received an urgent call. Two female elephant calves, approximately five and two years of age, were spotted abandoned around the lava flows of Shaba in northern Kenya. The calves seemed disoriented and dehydrated, and it was later revealed that... more