Anne Kent Taylor

By Anne Kent Taylor   “As in human populations, territorial  “punch-ups” frequently occur in the Animal Kingdom.   On January 17th, 2014 , in Kenya’s Masai Mara,  two lion prides tangled over their territorial rights, and a kill, resulting in one three month old cub becoming separated from her mother and pride.  One would assume that...

By Anne Kent Taylor   “As in human populations, territorial  “punch-ups” frequently occur in the Animal Kingdom.   On January 17th, 2014 , in Kenya’s Masai Mara,  two lion prides tangled over their territorial rights, and a kill, resulting in one three month old cub becoming separated from her mother and pride.  One would assume that...

National Geographic Big Cats Initiative grantee Anne Kent Taylor continues her updates from the field in Kenya this weekend. Her adventures this week include a giraffe rescue and an encounter with a chainsaw gang. Taylor has been using funding from the Big Cats Initiative to provide wire fencing to Kenya’s Maasai herders, on the basis...

National Geographic Big Cats Initiative grantee Anne Kent Taylor sent another report from the field in Kenya this weekend. She writes about how fencing livestock enclosures with wire barriers has deterred not only the big cats–lions and leopards–from raiding domestic animals, but have also been an effective defence against honey badgers, which Taylor had not realized...

National Geographic Big Cats Initiative grantee Anne Kent Taylor sent another dispatch from the field in Kenya’s Maasai Mara region. Her account details life among Africa’s wild big cats and the growing conflict between humans and animals competing for the same resources. Anne Kent Taylor’s National Geographic grant supports her work in providing chainlink fencing...

Anne Kent Taylor continues her reports from the field in Kenya, where she and local collaborators have been providing chainlink fencing to farmers to shield their cattle, goats and other animals from big predators. In the face of “horrific” predation of livestock, the fencing program has been achieving very encouraging results. One farmer reported watching...

Anne Kent Taylor reports from rural Kenya that her project to help livestock farmers fence their animals at night has put barriers around 200 bomas–and so far there have been no reports of predation in the protected enclosures. The work is supported by the National Geographic Big Cats Initiative, an initiative by the National geographic...

Continuing her blogging from the field, in the Maasai Mara in Kenya, National Geographic Big Cats Initiative grantee Anne Kent Taylor reports that to date some two hundred livestock enclosures have been fenced against predators–and thusfar there has not been a single report of a protected animal taken by a big cat. “This is so...

With a hundred bomas, the traditional livestock enclosures of East Africa, now fenced against predators, it’s time to set the baseline of data to be collected to monitor the success of a National Geographic Big Cats Initiative project to reduce the conflict between wild lions and herders in Kenya’s Maasai Mara region. Big Cats Initiative grantee Anne...

The National Geographic Big Cats Initiative funds researchers and conservationists attempting to restore and protect big cats in the wild. In this third post from the field, Big Cats Initiative grantee Anne Kent Taylor wraps up the account of her recent visit to herders in the Masai Mara district of Kenya, where she has been...

In this second post from the field, National Geographic Big Cats Initiative grantee Anne Kent Taylor reports on how her work to provide chainlink fencing to livestock farmers in rural Kenya is successfully keeping lions and other large predators at bay. Taylor is using her Big Cats Initiative grant to mitigate the conflict between predators...