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23/07/15

Borana Conservancy, Lewa's western neighbour and conservation partner, lost a rhino to poachers two weeks ago. This is Borana's first loss since the Conservancy received its pioneering population of 21 black rhino in 2013, a brave venture that was a culmination of many years of planning and was a welcome move to expand... more

02/07/15

My name is Doris Kendi and I am a real example of what is possible.  Here is my story:Born to a semi-illiterate mum and an absentee dad, life was not easy. We were family of five, Mama, my three brothers and I. My elder brothers dropped out of school because of lack of school fees. We survived from hand to mouth... more

25/06/15

For the past few weeks, Lewa's community development team has been working to expand our women's micro-credit programme to include women in previously unexplored regions. To the north of our boundary, over 650 women of all ages attended the introductory workshops, with an equally encouraging number, 450, turning up from... more

25/06/15

Grevy’s zebra migrated to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy approximately 45 years ago. Since their arrival, population numbers have fluctuated and  Lewa closely monitors the species along with all other game species as part of its long-term monitoring plan. Understanding the sub-population within the conservancy helps... more

04/06/15

Two weeks ago, as a culmination of years of immense and ambitious effort, Lewa, the Northern Rangelands Trust and the Kenya Wildlife began to return black rhino to Samburu, a native habitat the species has been absent in close to 30 years. The rhino were released into a 21,460 acre sanctuary within the Northern... more

28/05/15

This Tuesday, rangers were informed that a very young elephant calf had wandered off and lost its mother and herd. The Anti-Poaching Team quickly went to the calf's rescue - the herd was over 2 kilometres away when they arrived. The rangers carefully steered and walked the young calf towards its family until it was very... more