Credit Ami Vitale

In 2018, Loisaba Conservancy had the pleasure of hosting Ami Vitale. At the end of January, there was an Instagram takeover for a few days where she shared content for Lion Landscapes highlighting the work that they are doing in the region.

Nikon Ambassador and National Geographic magazine photographer Ami Vitale has traveled to more than 100 countries, bearing witness not only to violence and conflict, but also to surreal beauty and the enduring power of the human spirit. In 2009, after shooting a powerful story on the transport and release of one the world’s last white rhinos, Ami shifted her focus to today’s most compelling wildlife and environmental stories.

Repost from Ami Vitale: Loyanae Lonolngiro herds livestock outside of the enclosure where the animals sleep at night with a lion alarm outfitted by Lion Landscapes at Loisaba Conservancy in Laikipia, northern Kenya.

In Laikipia, livestock owners have found and are finding ways to coexist with lions, leopards, hyenas and wild dogs. They are amazing for doing this. We owe them enormous gratitude for being so tolerant in the face of threats to their livelihoods and even their lives. @lionlandscapes works to support these livestock owners wherever possible. Among other undertakings, @lionlandscapes Rangers are trained to visit livestock enclosures, spot practices that could make livestock vulnerable to lion attacks and help livestock owners better guard their livestock from lions. 
To learn more, follow Lion LandscapesLoisaba ConservancyThe Nature ConservancyThe Peregrine Fund and Tusk who are working together to promote coexistence between humans and lions for the benefit of people and nature in northern Kenya.

Staying at Elewana Collection’s Loisaba Tented Camp and Loisaba Star Beds helps ensure Loisaba Conservancy remains a catalyst for conservation, wildlife research and community development.

Loisaba’s mission is to protect and enhance critical wildlife diversity, abundance and habitat in the landscape, which sits on the western edge of one of Kenya’s most important elephant movement corridors. The profit from #LoisabaTentedCamp and #LoisabaStarBeds, along with revenue from livestock, brings us closer to achieving our ultimate aim of creating a sustainable conservancy providing protection of endangered species and their habitat, as well as over 300 jobs to the local community.

Photo by Ami Vitale. Shot on assignment for The Nature Conservancy.