Our partners in Lion and Landscape Conservation
We believe that big problems are best solved together. A partnership approach allows us to maximise conservation impacts with available resources and drives innovation through multidisciplinary interactions.
Conservation Organisation Partners
Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF)
CCF’s mission is to be the internationally recognised centre of excellence in the conservation of cheetahs and their ecosystems. CCF will work with all stakeholders to develop best practices in research, education, and land use to benefit all species, including people. CCF’s vision is to see a world in which cheetahs live and flourish in coexistence with people within a sustainable system that is protective of the environment, socially responsible, and economically viable.
Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS)
FZS is an international conservation organisation based in Frankfurt in Germany. Founded by Prof. Bernhard Grzimek, FZS is committed to preserving wildlands and biological diversity in the last remaining wilderness areas on the planet. The passion for wildlife and wilderness is uniting our committed and professional FZS teams around the world. Our experience of practical conservation work in the different conservation areas and our practical approach are key aspects of our success. We enter into a long-term commitment in all our projects because conservation takes time and patience.
The Peregrine Fund
The Peregrine Fund is a conservation organisation whose mission is to conserve birds of prey worldwide through applying their expertise to emerging and accelerating conservation problems faced by raptors and communities around the globe. Lion Landscapes have partnered with The Peregrine Fund in Kenya to form the Coexistence Co-op, with the shared goals of preventing livestock loss to lions and stopping the use of highly toxic pesticides in retaliation, that also indiscriminately poison carnivores and critically endangered vultures. The coexistence Co-op activities include the Lion Rangers, Collaring for Coexistence and Community Coexistence programs.
Pride Lion Conservation Alliance
Lion Landscapes' Joint CEO's Amy and Alayne are also a founding members of Pride; an alliance of professional women across Africa who lead carnivore conservation projects and are committed to working together to use their collective knowledge and experience to increase the effectiveness of conservation efforts. Pride was established to demonstrate how a different approach to collaboration can optimise carnivore conservation efforts.
Ewaso Lions works in northern Kenya’s Samburu, Isiolo and Laikipia Counties, which comprise one contiguous ecosystem.They work to conserve Kenya’s lions and other large carnivores by promoting coexistence between people and wildlife. Lion Landscapes and Ewaso Lions work together on our current research projects.
Save the Elephants
Save the Elephants (STE) has been GPS tracking elephants and other animals in Africa since 1995. The Tracking App developed by STE and Vulcan Inc. is used by Lion Landscapes in Laikipia to help livestock owners track lion movement data which is visualized on Google Earth.
Space for Giants
Space for Giants grew out of pioneering research in the early 2000s into how to encourage the co-existence of people and wildlife in modernising Africa. Since then, we have spent close to two decades working in these landscapes, studying how people and wild animals live together, and how that relationship is changing. Space for Giants is now an international conservation organisation that protects the great wildlife landscapes that Africa's remaining wildlife needs to survive and thrive.
The development of LINC is spearheaded by Lion Guardians, a conservation organisation dedicated to finding and enacting long-term solutions for people and lions to coexist. Founded in 2007, Lion Guardians started in the Amboseli-Tsavo ecosystem. Currently, there are Lion Guardians-based projects successfully running in several countries and in our core area of Amboseli, our operations span over close to a million acres.
Panthera is the only organization in the world that is devoted exclusively to the conservation of the world’s 40 wild cat species and their ecosystems.
Utilizing the expertise of the world’s premier cat biologists, Panthera develops and implements global strategies for the seven species of big cats: cheetahs, leopards, jaguars, lions, pumas (also known as mountain lions or cougars), snow leopards and tigers. Panthera also studies and protects the world's most threatened species of small cats through our Small Cats Program.
Living with Lions
Living with Lions is a conservation research group of seven scientists and 34 Maasai warriors working in nonprotected areas of Kenya to save the remaining wild lions and other predators outside National Parks.
Southern Tanzania Elephant Program (STEP)
STEP is an elephant conservation program based in southern Tanzania. Believing in the importance of strong protected areas and the welfare of people living around their boundaries, we work with a range of partners towards long-term security for elephants, a critical keystone and umbrella species of the incredible ecosystems of Ruaha-Rungwa and Udzungwa-Selous.
Land Management Partners
Borana is dedicated to the sustainable conservation of land and wildlife. Their holistic approach commits tourism, ranching and other enterprises to building local livelihoods and enhancing ecosystem integrity. The Borana conservancy is dedicated to the sustainable conservation of critical habitat and wildlife.
El Karama Conservancy
El Karama is a family run business that has operated on this private property since 1963. Their goal is preserving the integrity of the Laikipia ecosystem by creatively managing the natural resources to improve the livelihood of its people.
Karisia / Tumaren Ranch
Karisa Walking Safaris is the owner of Tumaren Ranch, a 3000 acre private conservation area once used for livestock grazing. With just a few years of good management, wildlife in this area has begun a steady rebound with predators reappearing. In addition to their own property, Karisia helps patrol and manage many thousands of acres of neighbouring land.
The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy works as a model and catalyst for the conservation of wildlife and its habitat. It does this through the protection and management of species, the initiation and support of community conservation and development programmes, and the education of neighbouring areas in the value of wildlife.
Loisaba Conservancy Kenya
The mission of Loisaba Conservancy is to protect and enhance critical wildlife diversity, abundance and habitat in the Loisaba landscape while concurrently supporting sustainable livestock production and improving the lives of neighbouring communities.
Mpala Research Centre and Foundation
Mpala Research Centre and Foundation owns about 500 head of cattle, camels, goats and a few donkeys. Mpala rangers monitor the ranch to make sure that things are running smoothly and livestock and wildlife stay healthy.
Mugie Conservancy provides a haven for animals and plant life. Grevy’s zebra, Jackson’s hartebeest, big cats, buffalo, elephants, reticulated giraffe and birds of prey are just a few of the species that roam Mugie’s plains and forests. Mugie is committed, not only to protecting them, but to ensuring a healthy future for all of the species that make up Mugie’s rich ecosystem.
Munyamadzi Game Reserve Zambia
Munyamadzi is an unfenced private wildlife reserve situated in the heart of the Luangwa Valley. It is bordered to the north by the South Luangwa National Park and other unfenced private reserves, and to the west by the West Petauke Game Management Area. In a joint effort with Lion Landscapes, Munyamadzi monitors all mammal species, with particular interest in the endangered or vulnerable species living on Munyamadzi and surrounds e.g. African wild dog, african lions, and Southern Ground Hornbill. Lion Landscapes also work with Munyamadzi to develop carnivore conservation initiatives and engage local communities in wildlife conservation.
Ol Jogi Wildlife Conservancy
Located within 58,000 acres of pristine and private nature, Ol Jogi is home to a wild array of wildlife, including many endangered and rare species. With so many species at risk of disappearing, we are pioneering ways to protect the wildlife and their habitat.
Ol Maisor Ranch
Ol Maisor Ranch is a 30,000 acre farm in Laikipia, family-owned and run for 3 generations. It produces cereal crops, vegetables for seed and rears cattle. Ol Maisor has a unit of 4 Lion Rangers.
Sosian Ranch is both a functioning cattle ranch simultaneous to a luxury safari lodge. Sosian has worked with Lion Landscapes since its conception assisting Lion Landscapes in identifying key lions and lionesses that would be beneficial to monitor for the wider community.
Suyian is the Maa name for the African Wild Dog, our rarest predator. Suyian Ranch covers 43, 495 acres in northwest Laikipia. The large-scale properties surrounding Suyian Ranch are all involved in wildlife conservation and together with Suyian, these properties collectively harbour the largest concentrations of wildlife in the Laikipia ecosystem.
Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS)
The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) conserves and manages Kenya’s wildlife for the Kenyan people and the world. Lion Landscapes maintain an affiliation with KWS, and work with them to support their carnivore conservation mandate in Kenya.
Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA)
TANAPA’s mission is to sustainably conserve National Parks through innovative approaches for maximisation of ecosystem services and optimising tourism development for human benefits. National Parks represent the highest level of resource protection that can be provided. By September 2019, TANAPA has grown to 22 national parks, covering approximately 99,306.5km2
Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH)
COSTECH’s mission is to build and support a strong system of sciences, technology and innovation for sustainable socio-economic development. COSTECH is the principal advisory organ to the Government on all matters relating to scientific research, innovation, technology development and transfer.
Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute (TAWIRI)
TAWIRI is a parastatal organization responsible for conducting and coordinating wildlife research in the United Republic of Tanzania. The mission of TAWIRI is to facilitate an effective provision of wildlife research findings and acquisition of sufficient wildlife information in collaboration with all stakeholders.
Baotree’s project management software brings together organisations and the communities they work with, to achieve environmental impact and community development goals. By this it offers an opportunity to empower these communities to take up their rights as custodians of this biodiversity.
Lion Landscapes are a partner of EarthRanger; an easy-to-use online software solution developed by Vulcan Inc. to help protected area managers, ecologists, and wildlife biologists stay informed and make operational decisions for wildlife conservation.
Savannah Tracking Kenya
We work together with Savannah Tracking on testing and further development of the innovative Boma Shield system. This system responds to chips in the lion’s collar by setting off alarms and lights when the collared lion approaches livestock within a certain distance.
Conservation Enterprise Partners
BCP is a Zambian forest carbon enterprise, whose mission is to make conservation of wildlife habitat valuable to people. BCP develops forest carbon offset projects in areas of global biodiversity significance, to conserve Africa's wildlife strongholds and deliver powerful community impacts. BCP are helping to create one of Africa's largest migration corridors, by protecting the habitat linking 5 National Parks in Zambia to conserve biodiversity connectivity for Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique. Lion Landscapes have partnered with BCP to develop and implement Biodiversity Monitoring, and carnivore conservation initiatives over the areas managed for REDD+ carbon. Lion Landscapes and BCP are also working together to develop a premium REDD+ carbon offset ‘Lion Carbon’.
Wild Sky Beef
Wild Sky is a collaboration between American Prairie Reserve and ranchers that are living and operating in key wildlife corridors and within neighbouring communities in central Montana. Participating ranchers can commit to a menu of wildlife-friendly practices that have been identified as beneficial to conservation. Wild Sky rewards the good stewardship of ranchers, provides a benefit for welcoming wildlife (that otherwise could be a burden), and contributes to a landscape in which both people and wildlife can thrive.
Research and Education Partners
University of Oxford Wildlife Conservation Research Unit
The mission of the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) is to achieve practical solutions to conservation problems through original scientific research. We work together on the Laikipia Predator Project study: Adaptations of Lion Behavioural Ecology in Response to a Conflict Landscape.
University of California Santa Cruz
The Wilmers Lab seeks to understand how global change influences animal behavior, population dynamics and community organization. Their emphasis is on combining quantitative and field techniques to better understand the ecology of wildlife so as to better inform their management and conservation.
The Williams ICE Lab is dedicated to studying the comparative ecophysiology of the largest and most endangered mammals to walk on land and swim in the oceans. Specifically, Dr. Williams and her students investigate the energetic, thermal, cardiovascular, and biomechanical biology of apex predators including African lions.
The Lion Identification Network of Collaborators- LINC -is an innovative open source platform that allows for collaboration in research and conservation of African lions across international and inter-institutional boundaries. At the heart of LINC is an innovative automated lion recognition algorithm. With the click of a button, eliminate hours of poring over photographs of whisker spots.
Community Health Africa Trust (CHAT)
CHAT works with remote and vulnerable communities in northern Kenya. Lion Landscapes is collaborating with CHAT, working to reduce the spread of COVID19 in Kenyan communities, testing communities, setting up hand washing stations and spreading useful information.
Lion Landscapes has partnered with Empowers Africa in order to provide a cost-effective solution to fundraising in the United States by acting as our fiscal sponsor. Any donations made here will be granted to Lion Landscapes.