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The famous Samburu "singing wells" where Samburu ‘morani’ warriors lift water in buckets for their camels from a ‘kisima’ or well, dug deep in the dry river bed in northern Kenya’s arid Samburu region, they sing to self-express and to call their cattle to their kisimia, each morani has his own song the cattle recognise.
#Throwback to an incredible week as official photographer shooting behind-the-scene for @ConservationOrg’s stunning 3D virtual reality film #MyAfrica which brings viewers up-close-and-personal with a Samburu community in northern Kenya who are leading the way in community-conservation, showing the world a way where people and wildlife are able to live together in harmony,
#MyAfrica is narrated by Academy Award-winner @lupitanyingo and premiered at @Tribeca Film Festival in April 2018.
#MyAfrica is an experience you don’t want to miss! Go to conservation.org/myafrica to watch today.
As part of the Canon Educational Programs, the Canon Miraisha Program is collaborating with African Women in Photography @AfricanWomenPhotograph with a series of workshops + panel discussions throughout the year dedicated to empower women photographers across the African continent.
Canon Trainer Georgina Goodwin is running a virtual workshop on July 8th dedicated to women across Africa to learn about pitching stories to editors, + sequencing and editing projects efficiently.
WHEN: 8July 6:30pm EATDURATION: 1hour with 15 minutes for Q&A. WHERE: Registration Link https://canon.sm/2SZAuR5
The Women Rangers of Olderkesi Conservancy, a 7000 acre wildlife conservancy situated on the southern edge of the Masai Mara Reserve on the Kenya-Tanzania border. Olderkesi, which is run by Cottars Wildlife Community Trust (CWCT), is the first organisation to enlist the services of 10 female rangers. Hired from the local Masai community their main role is to help break cultural barriers in conservation of natural resources especially to help fight the rampant illegal charcoal trade in the area. "We can connect to the Masai women from our local communities easily, when we explain to them why not to cut trees they listen to us", says Hellen, 24. "The girls in the villages now see us as role models," says Resiatu, 19, "there is no job now that a woman can't do".
Of Africa’s 11 vulture species, 7 are considered critically endangered or endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Over the past three decades, eight species of African vultures have declined by an average of 62 percent (according to a 2015 study by researchers from various universities and nonprofits). This same study found that more than 60 percent of reported vulture deaths were a result of poisoning.
Orphaned baby giraffe at Sarara Camp in Samburu, northern Kenya.
These youngsters are Reticulated or Somali giraffe, one of four distinct species native to Somalia, southern Ethiopia, and northern Kenya. Together with other giraffe species they have suffered loss of habitat, disease and illegal hunting for bushmeat as well as collisions with vehicles and power lines and areas develop. Over the last 30 years the global giraffe population has dropped by 40% with recent figures giving an estimate of around 8,500 individual giraffes left living in the wild.
Sarara look after all kinds of animal orphans including baby zebra, warthogs and giraffe. These two baby giraffe were orphaned but will be rehabilitated and returned to the wild that surrounds Sarara, in the 850,000-acre Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy owned by the Samburu community.
#onassignment Conservation International
Photos taken for Mara Engai Wilderness Lodge in the Masai Mara Kenya for promotion.
Community-based conservation actively seeks to involve and give some control to members of local communities in conservation efforts, helping to support the lives of local people while conserving areas through the protection of wildlife areas.
In the Masai Mara, local Masai communities are choosing to keep their land under wildlife by forming wildlife conservancies where land leases are paid for by tourism partners brining income to the local community and allowing wildlife to continue to inhabit these large tracts of land.
It’s so far been successful in the Masai Mara!
Sunrise stars crescent moon in Kenya's Masai Mara.
Its so beautiful hearing the rain on the car roof, the quiet wild open space, the balanites tree and it’s reflection in the wet of the hood/bonnet.
... This is sunset in the Mara.