The Country School and Carter Safaris will host an evening presentation entitled, “From East Africa to Easton: An Introduction to Lion Conservation,” on Monday, May 11th at 6 PM. Open to the public and appropriate for families, the event will feature Shivani Bhalla, founder of the Ewaso Lion Project, and Janeria Lekilele, a Samburu warrior, who serves as the community manager for the Project.
Bhalla started the Ewaso Lion Project in the Samburu region of Kenya in an effort to protect the habitat of the lions. She has since been named an Emerging Explorer by National Geographic. With the African lion population declining by 90% in the past 75 years, the Project takes a unique approach to conservation. By engaging local people, stewardship for the lions becomes a community issue.
The evening event will feature a slideshow of the African bush and big game animals, an update about the ongoing research of the Ewaso Lion Project, and a question and answer session with the presenters. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1435360916774887/.