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A Letter from Lipap, Your Lion Guardian

Philip J. Briggs Lion Paw and Gracey Paw

We are grateful for those that care for all cats, big and small

We received a  handwritten letter from Lipap Sayioki in Kenya, the Lion Guardian  The Tiniest Tiger community is able to sponsor  due to your support of Triple T Studios.  We introduced you to Lipap earlier this year when we reached a milestone and were able to sponsor our first Lion Guardian.

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This meant so much to me after spending time in Kenya with the Maasaii and understanding that in order to save African Lions, we need to help the people that live among the lions.  Mitigating human wildlife conflict is  a priority to save African lions from persecution.

Lipap with Lion Guardian logo

Lipap Ole Sayioki, Lion Guardian.

Our Letter from Lipap, Your Lion Guardian

Lipap Lion Guardian letter

Dear Joanne,

I write to express my strong appreciation for the tole you are paying in supporting my work as a Lion guardian. Your financial support is a great motivation for me as I go out to attend to the community and wildlife issues. It gives me the strength to monitor and protect lions and other wildlife species which frequent my home and interact with the surrounding communities.  My conflict mitigation vote has greatly reduced conflict levels and thus fostered peaceful co-existence between people and wildlife. I used the salary you help pay me to buy a shoat*, buy veterinary drugs for my livestock and provide food to my family.

Please accept my humble appreciation.

Kind regards,

Lipap Sayioki”

*shoat is  a sheep or goat.

Maasai herd by river

Maasai tending to their shoat herd

Thank You For Your Support

Thank you for your support of Triple T Studios.  Without your support our community would not be able to support global conservation projects  caring for big cats and…two baby elephants.

The Lion Guardians Project

Lion Guardians conservation model is adaptable to various cultures and wildlife species. Founded on local value systems, community participation and science, it is based on a decade of research and rigorous measures of success. The Lion Guardian method includes recruiting young, non-literate Maasai and other pastoralist warriors to learn the skills needed to effectively mitigate conflicts between people and wildlife, monitor lion populations, and help their own communities live with lions.  Lion Guardians transforms people who were once lion killers into lion protectors.

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  • Judy Simon

    This is wonderful Joanne! Thank you so much! Do they also make goods & sell them? kinda like what Big Cat Rescue is doing? How can I help?

  • That is really awesome! I’m so glad you are helping this important cause.