Entries tagged: Great Plains Conservation

An Interview with Craig Millar, Head of Security at Big Life Foundation

An Interview with Craig Millar, Head of Security at Big Life Foundation

In Kenya, conservation of the natural resources and wildlife and the involvement and development of local communities go hand-in-hand with the sustainability of the camps and the ability to provide authentic experiences. Follow our journey as we explore seven properties that offer unique experiences for their travelers, are committed to conserving Kenya’s natural resources and wildlife, and are intimately involved in the development of their local communities. To see all of the posts from this multi-part series, click here. Big Life Foundation partners with ol Donyo Lodge and Great Plains Foundation for the Maasai Olympics. Today we’re interviewing Craig Millar, Head […]

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World Lion Day

World Lion Day

Celebrate World Lion Day with Ker & Downey. Find out how you can get involved with conservation efforts on World Lion Day to support the big cats.  August 10th is World Lion Day. It’s a day to celebrate Africa’s biggest cat, but also a day to bring awareness to their declining numbers. Recent estimates state as few as 20,000 lions remain in the wild. It’s a staggering number when you realize their numbers were closer to 450,000 just 50 years ago. The biggest threats facing lions are habitat loss and degradation, and conflicts with humans. In 2009 National Geographic explorers […]

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David’s Kenya Travel Journal

David’s Kenya Travel Journal

Ker & Downey President David Marek and his wife Gana are currently traveling in Kenya and documenting their trip with updates and photos on his Facebook page. We’ve compiled them here for you to follow along. Check back for more updates from him. Thursday, July 11 – Just back from first game drive at Great Plains Mara Toto. Saw leopard and cub on a kill and the female leopard make another kill. Got pics of her pulling it up a tree. Will upload them when connection is better. Friday, July 12 – Amazing night and day at Mara Toto. I […]

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