Jaime Haughey via Crowdrise
July 31, 2010
We would like to raise $1000 to buy two hand held radios for Simba Scouts, working for the Simba project.
We're heading to Kenya for a month long trip next year to meet the wonderful Maasai people and to see the projects we've been working on. :)
Please learn more here: http://tinyurl.com/ygqxyw8
In the past, Maasai warriors had to demonstrate their manhood by spearing a lion. We decided to give a different brave task to our Maasai warriors: becoming the guardian of the lions!
We have employed eight Maasai “Simba” Scouts to monitor the lion populations using their traditional skills of tracking and their indigenous understanding of the local landscape in order to keep track of the behavior and movements of the lions.
Lion groups are given names and monitored daily by the scouts. The Simba Scouts, who are based at alternating areas within the Ranch, report to the Trust office to provide data on sightings and lion activity on a weekly basis.