Lion Landscapes is creating story books that put children from communities living with large carnivores at the heart of discovering conservation solutions that support their families and communities.
Incentivising and enabling local communities in the conservation of their wildlife is a vital part of our work. Our series of children's books have been created to put the communities who share their landscape with some of the greatest remaining populations of large carnivores at the heart of their own conservation stories, whilst illustrating how wildlife and healthy ecosystems can help them and their families. These stories have great value for education and awareness for international as well as local audiences. With the help of generous donors we are printing and distributing our first two books in Kenya and Tanzania.
These beautiful books are now available in the People's Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) webshop (delivery in the UK only) and in the onsite shop at Zoo Knoxville. If you would like a soft copy to use for your work, your school, conservation club, etc please feel free to download a copy here. If you can make a donation so that we can print more copies to distribute to schools in Africa, we would be grateful.
Darem the Lion Defender
Darem is a young boy from the Barabaig tribe and lives in Africa where he spends most of this time herding his family's cattle. People say he should be scared of dangerous animals like lions, but Darem starts to think differently as he comes to know and love a small family of lions living on village land. However, he struggles when protecting the lions seems to go against his family and his tribe. Can Darem find a way of helping his lions, his family and his whole community?
Haikya the Hyaena Friend
Haikya is a Maasai girl who lives with her mother and sisters. She spends her days looking after the family's cattle but dreams of going to secondary school and making her family more secure. She loves learning about wildlife, and particularly likes vultures and hyaenas. People say that hyaenas are bad and ugly but Haikya knows they can giggle and have big hearts. How can she use her skills to help wildlife and her own family?