Duke and Duchess of Sussex share support for Kenyan conservation charity

Lomunyak and Selenkay
Lomunyak and Selenkay are two of the Kenyan lions supported by the Lion Guardians. Photo: Facebook/Lion Guardians

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have used their Instagram account to share their support for Kenyan conservation charity, Lion Guardians.

So far this month, the Royal couple have used their official Instagram account to highlight 15 lesser known organisations to help raise their profile.

Lion Guardians of Kenya
Lion Guardians with a lion that has been darted in order to change her collar. Photo: Lion Guardians

The post promoting Lion Guardians was made on World Lion Day for the conservation organization dedicated to finding and enacting long-term solutions for people and lions to coexist.

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Today is #WorldLionDay and this month we asked you to suggest organisations that you feel are Forces For Change. One of the accounts we are now following is @LionGuardians_, a conservation organisation that works with Maasai warriors in Kenya and across other parts of Africa ‘to promote sustainable coexistence between people and lions using cultural values, community participation and science.’ Working closely to understand the cultural context on the ground in Africa, this organisation has helped to transform former lion killers into skilled trackers and in 2018 they were responsible for stopping 24 lion hunts. Lion Guardians understand the importance of the connection between animals and the community and work tirelessly to create a harmonious relationship on the ground between man and lion, community and wildlife. We are honouring the work they do today, on World Lion Day, and every day to protect these beautiful species. To see how you can sponsor a lion guardian or be a part of this #ForceforChange, visit lionguardians.org or @lionguardians_ Photo©️Kai Collins / @LionGuardians_

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Founded in 2007, Lion Guardians began with five Guardians in one small area within the Amboseli-Tsavo ecosystem. Currently, there are Lion Guardians-based projects successfully running in several countries and in Amboseli, their operations span over close to a million acres. The organisation say they are committed to workable solutions that are scientifically-driven and transferable across areas.

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