A true passion for lions led Stephanie Dolrenry and Leela Hazzah, the founders of the Lion Guardians, to settle in Kenya. Both have devoted their careers to lion conservation, and their perseverance with groundbreaking conservation methods in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park are proof of their true love for these animals. After immersing themselves in the local Masai culture and teaching the Masai youth to use GPS technology to track the local lion population, they have showed the tribes that attuning themselves to the lions and respecting their patterns and habits is the only way to live together with the majestic creatures. What has resulted is a cherished relationship between the Masai and the lions, and an empowered generation of tribespeople, who, with the resources of education and technology, have evolved from lion hunters to become Lion Guardians.
You can support the Lion Guardian’s directly by sponsoring a Guardian’s annual salary of $1,500 through their fiscal sponsor Lion Guardians U.S.lionguardiansus.org/donate.