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Dr. Leela Hazzah

Lion Guardians
Executive Director and Co-founder
Leela has worked on conservation issues in East Africa for more than 15 years, where her
research focuses on understanding the predictors and motivations behind lion killing in
Maasailand, Kenya.

Leela’s innovative and culturally appropriate collaborations have seen dramatic results in this
region, earning her numerous awards including CNN Heroes, Future for Nature Award, St.
Andrews Prize for the Environment, Young Women Conservation Biology Award by the Society for Conservation Biology, Wings WorldQuest Award, Fulbright Fellowship, and Jordan Prize for African Studies. Leela received her PhD from University of Wisconsin, Madison and serves as an affiliate faculty member at Colorado State University and University of Cape Town. Leela possesses an intense passion and drive to continue strengthening and expanding her efforts to protect lions living on community lands.

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Wednesday, September 30

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