Light up for lions

Signature Travel & Lifestyle - - Signature Wildlife - To do­nate, go to www.33li­ons.org

One of the big­gest prob­lems fac­ing big cats in Africa is co­ex­ist­ing with farm­ers. Big cats find cat­tle, goats and don­keys easy prey. The Maa­sai have very lit­tle de­fence against th­ese an­i­mals and after one gets into a boma and kills their live­stock, the cat is usu­ally hunted and killed. When the di­rec­tors of Emoya Big Cat Sanc­tu­ary were ap­proached last year by Diane B. Miller from Lion Lovers in the US to do­nate money to­wards Light for Life, an NPO work­ing in Kenya with the Maa­sai, we jumped at the chance to assist. We funded two bo­mas, one in the Maa­sai Mara and the other in Tan­za­nia. Lion Lovers raised over US$13,000 for Light for Life, which has now in­stalled light sys­tems in 37 bo­mas: 31 in Kenya and 6 in Tan­za­nia. No live­stock has been lost since the in­stal­la­tion.

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