The hunt for British Big Cats attracts far more newspaper column-inches than any other cryptozoological subject. There are so many of them now that we feel that they should be archived by us in some way, so we should have a go at publishing a regular round-up of the stories as they come in.
Curated by Carl Marshall and Olivia McCarthy
Sunday, 16 February 2014
NEWSLINK: Big Cat & Wildlife Research, Masai Mara Kenya
Big Cat & Wildlife Research, Masai Mara Kenya
As a volunteer on this project, which borders the famous Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, you will have the unique opportunity to get involved in vital conservation and wildlife research in the Mara Naboisho Conservancy.
Assist with exciting lion and elephant research, the development of a local wildlife guiding school for sustainable development and a rural primary school - all within sight of the breathtaking wildlife-filled Mara plains.
Big Cat research and monitoring.
Diverse data collection guided by experienced field staff. This is particularly exciting during the months of July-October during the Great Migration.
Learn from experienced Masai guides about life in the African bush.
Work alongside local Masai expert instructors in training and educating students from the surrounding Masai community to be safari guides.
Assist in efforts to empower the local Masai communities to value their environment through conservation education.
Be involved in helping and improving the facilities of a Masai school located on the edge of the Masai Mara ecosystem.
Get a taste of the Kenyan / Maasai culture; learn a bit of Swahili & Maasai (Maa)!