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A World Without Elephants

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As I write this, I just learned about the horror of 87 elephants slaughtered for their ivory in Botswana in early September.

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- Oct 17, 2018
Guarding Lions

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Africa’s lion population has decreased by an estimated 50 percent in the last 50 years. Due to habitat loss, depletion of wild prey, poor livestock management and conflict with humans, it is believed that…

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- Jul 04, 2018
Ghosts in the Grass: The Last Lions of Africa

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In 1925, Carl Jung made a five-month safari to East Africa that would transform his understanding of humanity and the deeper aspects of the human psyche.

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- Nov 15, 2017
Warrior Princess, A Warning

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When Mindy Budgor, a prospective MBA student, decided to go to Kenya as a volunteer to build a school for the Maasai, she had no idea where this choice would ultimately lead her. As Mindy helped build…

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- Oct 01, 2015
Review of Warrior Princess

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“Warrior Princess: My Quest to Become the First Female Maasai Warrior” was either adored or berated, depending on the audience. Women’s magazines loved the book. Others disliked it, claiming no white woman…

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- Sep 28, 2015
A Maasai Perspective: Salaton Ole Ntutu

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Chief Salaton Ole Ntutu lives in Kenya, where he runs a tourist camp and cultural center. Last year, Salaton visited the United States for a month to fundraise and raise awareness about his camp. During…

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- May 28, 2015
My life in the Naimina Enkiyio Forest, Part I

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The area of land popularly known as Loita lies in southern Kenya between the Ngurman-Magadi escarpment and the Maasai Mara National Game Reserve. It covers an area of 1,700 km2 within the Loita Division…

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- Nov 11, 2013