Good News on Is Anyone Listening to the Marsh Lions
December 16th, 2015
Our good friend Peter Ngori of the Kenya Association of Tour Operators (KATO) who have been very concerned about the poisoning of members of the Marsh Pride has just informed us that:
The Hon Najib Balala (CS Ministry of Tourism) appeared on Citizen TV 9.00 pm news yesterday here in Kenya and repeated his concerns about the Masai Mara and reaffirmed that the Government is committed to protecting wildlife in the Mara. He referred to the issue of lions and said that steps have been taken to address the situation and that discussions are ongoing with the Governor of Narok over improvements to the management of the Masai Mara as a whole.
And good news from Governors Camp which is positioned in the heart of Marsh Lion territory where we are based in the Masai Mara. We are told that the cattle are no longer coming in at night into the Musiara area and that some of the Marsh Pride have been seen along the Salanga Lugga and down towards Bila Shaka. Apparently, meetings are being held among the Masai community resident in the area adjoining the reserve to discuss the recent poisoning of lions and to come up with solutions that work for all stakeholders.
This is very good news. It seems that the Marsh Lions are helping to achieve changes that we as concerned individuals have been struggling to effect.