Archive for March, 2011

Lions on the Increase

March 8, 2011

Thanks to the photo by Dave McKelvie (right) we are able to see one of Nairobi National Park’s prime attractions. While lion numbers are declining in many areas of East Africa, the lions here continue to increase their numbers in the ecosystem thanks to excellent co-operation with the local Maasai community, who are directly benefitting from the wildlife living on their land from the Wildlife Conservation Lease Programme. There are now approximately 30 lions in the Nairobi National Park ecosystem, up from only 7 in year 2003.