Team Lion Landscapes
Board of Trustees:
Josep Oriol Bosch
Managing Partner Okavanga Capital Partners
Prof. Dr. David Macdonald
Director of WildCRU Oxford University
Dr. Mark Stanley-Price
senior research associate at WildCRU Oxford University
Dr. Lyman McDonald
(Chief Scientific Advisor; Founder and Board of Directors of Western Ecosystems Technology)
Dr. Matthew Mutinda
(Kenya Wildlife Service veterinarian)
(Ol Jogi Conservancy)
Lion Landscapes Joint CEO, Director LL Kenya & LL Zambia
Dr. Alayne Oriol Cotterill
Alayne has worked in Southern and East Africa since 1991, developing successful community-based projects promoting co-existence between people and large carnivores. Alayne's extensive field experience, building diverse teams to tackle varied conservation challenges, has positioned her as a unique leader and conservation strategist.
Lion Landscapes Joint CEO, Director Ruaha Carnivore Project
Dr. Amy Dickman
Amy Dickman has worked in Africa for over 20 years, specialising in human-carnivore conflict and community-based conservation. She has published over 80 papers and book chapters on large carnivore conservation, is a National Geographic Explorer and has won international awards for her conservation work.
Field Operations Manager (Laikipia)
Glen is a fourth generation Kenyan, who grew up on a cattle ranch in the Rift Valley, Kenya. He was a Professional Safari Guide and joined Lion Landscapes - Laikipia early 2020 and coordinates and manages all activities in the field. He loves being a part of the Lion Landscapes team and is passionate about helping to mitigate human-wildlife conflict within communities and assisting conservancies/cattle ranches similar to the one he grew up on.
Conservation Officer (Laikipia)
Thomas is a Kenyan national from Northern Kenya. He has been with Lion Landscapes since the organisation started. He is responsible for collecting field data for Lion Landscapes and visiting PhD students, tracking and monitoring lions, and working tirelessly to protect lions and livestock on a daily basis. His extensive experience means he now trains and supports the Lion Ranger units to do the same.
Field Ecologist (Zambia)
Nicola (Nicky) Carruthers
Nicola is a Zambian ecologist working in the Lower Luangwa, where she lives with her partner and son. She started out as a fire and rangeland ecologist; now she implement the biodiversity monitoring programmes that Lion Landscapes, and our partners, run in Zambia.
Nicola believes bottom-up community natural resources use & management, and holistic agricultural practices are key to sustainable habitat and wildlife conservation in Zambia, which simultaneously address climate change and poverty alleviation.
GIS and SMART technician (Laikipia)
Susan is from Wamba (Samburu East) – a very remote area in Kenya. She works as an assistant conservation officer at Loisaba, focusing on SMART (our monitoring and reporting tool that our security rangers use) and Lion Monitoring in partnership with Lion Landscapes.
Lion Ranger Coordinator (Laikipia)
Boniface Lowoi has joined the Lion Landscapes Team as Lion Ranger Coordinator. He combines this role with his work as ranger on Loisaba. His role asl Lion Ranger Coordinator involves communication with the Lion Ranger teams across Laikipia, help with refresher training and SMART troubleshooting. He speaks Samburu, Swahili, English and some Turkana. This means that Boniface has the ability to communicate with local communities in especially difficult situations.
Loisaba Lion Ranger Unit
Peter Echuu Lokadeli
Boniface Ekiru Lowoi
Didi Benjamin Lesalaja
Jackson Edapal Lopeyok
El Karama Lion Ranger Unit
El Karama Guides
The El Karama guides have undergone Lion Ranger training and will be helping us to collect valuable data while they guide
Mugie Lion Ranger Unit
Mpala Lion Ranger Unit
Daniel Tirajo Lemetiake
David Parkussa Katarua
Dennis Saruni Lemboikai
Philip Lomuruti Adan
Ol Maisor Lion Ranger Unit
Ezekiel Etan Emaler
James Ekomwa Lekarangwa
Jimmy Naurani Tom
Thomas Lorot Esuron
Josephat Narumbe Nakimati
Sosian Ranger Unit
Lewa Lion Ranger Unit
Borana Lion Ranger Unit
Karisia Lion Ranger Unit
Ali Mohamud Korio
Field site manager, Kenya
Jennifer is a Kenyan national who has spent many years in the Laikipia area. Jennifer manages the Lion Landscape basecamp. She ensures all LL staff and guests at basecamp are well taken care of.
Fundraising & Development
Maureen has over 25 years of management and commercial experience in Media and Publishing in both large companies and start-ups in Europe and Africa. During her years in Kenya she met Alayne and is delighted to use her skills to set up and run the development and fundraising strategy for Lion Landscapes together with Alyane. She welcomes any discussion with individual or corporate sponsors and will find a solution for any of your requests.
PhD candidate at Yale University
Mary is conducting research alongside Lion Landscapes Kenya. Together, they are investigating lion gene flow and connectivity. Mary’s interests span human-wildlife interactions, wildlife genetics and connectivity, and balancing grey-green infrastructure.
MSc Student at University of Nottingham
Antonia Leckie is a Kenyan, brought up with a passion for conservation and a love of being on safari. This FGASA qualified scientist is now taking her next step towards a career in conservation research by doing a Masters of Research, Biosciences, at the University of Nottingham, conducting research alongside Lion Landscapes Kenya.