Protecting Lions, Livelihoods, and the Culture of a People

Maasai. © CI/Gina Buchanan
No lions have been killed in Kenya’s Mbirikani for over four years – at least not by the Maasai.

For hundreds of years, the Massai had hunted lions here as a symbol of their bravery and to protect their livestock – but no longer.

Find out more about an innovative project that creates cultural and economic incentives to discourage Maasai tribal communities from killing lions and other predators on their land.

Conservation International – along with the San Diego Zoo – is partnering with the Predator Compensation Fund to support a massive region of safety for lions and their habitats.

By replicating this project, we can protect species and communities across the globe. Watch a video about this work.

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