What's New at LCF

Field Courses


University professors will be teaching several courses for the Centre for Lion Conservation and Research. The courses give students practical field experience while contributing to a field research project. Students assist scientists, collect and analyze data, use field equipment, and participate in wildlife census and surveys as well as habitat assessment and restoration projects. Guest speakers and seminar leaders include some of the most eminent field biologists working in Africa today.

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Drought Impacts Samburu District


The drought in East Africa is thought to be one of the worst droughts in human history, impacting 7 countries and over 17 million people, including communities and people across the Samburu District.. Project Simba mobilized the community and others to respond quickly to assist the people, livestock, and wildlife facing this emergency. We are responding to this crisis by providing food, water, medical supplies and other emergency services to those in the most remote locations of northern Kenya, where relief supplies are not available

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Lerata Primary School


The Lerata Primary School began under an acacia tree in 1970. But when Somali rebels mssacred dozens of villagers in 1990 , some with infants on their backs, surviving families fled to nearby mountains. When the bloodbath was over a nd they returned home, the government refused to re-open the school for 15 years, stating they had ' abandoned' it. LCF helped re-open the school in 2005 and has been providing supplies, books, and equipment and linking their school with sister schools and individuals in the US and Uk through the the Center for Lion Conservation and Research in Kenya. Schools exchange lessons and learn about each other's geography, culture, and lives. Today, Lerata Primary School is the model school for our conservation education program

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Kids Helping Kids


Children from around the globe are raising mone y and awareness about lion conservation and for humanitarian relief. For example, two young girls from Michigan organized a bake sale o raise funds to help provide food & water for the Samburu Tribe in Kenya and an 8 year-old boy from New York State recycled cans to conserve lions... . Learn more

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Lion Conservation Fund Clinic

At LCF and the Centre for Lion Conservation and Research, we take a holistic approach to wildlife conservation. Often, that means meeting the basic needs of people who live with wildlife and who are most impacted by them. By finding solutions that work for both people and wildlife, our conservation programs show remarkable success. For instance, last December we were able to provide a medical dispensary in order to provide basic medical needs to community members, free of charge. In return, community members have teamed up to assist us in habitat restoration efforts

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The Center’s addition is nearing completion and will include a research laboratory, library, offices and housing for visiting scientists. Find out more about our new addition
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    Project Simba

    Is a community conservation education program that provides experiential, hands-on activities and training....more

  • Center for Lion Conservation

    Center for Lion Conservation and Research

    Brings governments, scientists and local communities together, working in collaboration at all levels...more

  • Center for Lion Conservation

    Samburu Lion Project

    Is an integrated program of research, public awareness and education, local capacity building, ecological restoration, and habitat management and restoration....more

  • Center for Lion Conservation

    Tsavo Lion Project

    Is conducting a census and survey of lions in Tsavo East and West National Parks and the Tsavo eco-region in order to (1) develop the start of a longitudinal picture of pride size...more

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    Rift Valley Lion Project

    Is examining abundance and ecology of lions in the Rift Valley to determine population size and age-sex composition of lions. ...more