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Dr. Shivani Bhalla

Ewaso Lions
Founder and Executive Director

Born and raised in Kenya, Shivani founded Ewaso Lions in 2007 to promote coexistence between carnivores and people - a project that she now co-leads with her team. Together with her team, she works with communities to reduce livestock loss to carnivores, and monitors the existing lion population within the Samburu-Isiolo landscape in northern Kenya.

Shivani’s commitment to Kenya’s lions has earned her a 2014 Whitley Award, the 2013 Rabinowitz-Kaplan Prize for the Next Generation in Wild Cat Conservation, the ‘Africa’s Young Women Conservation Biologist of 2009′ award by the Society of Conservation Biology, the Virginia McKenna Award for Compassionate Conservation from the Born Free Foundation, and she has been named an Emerging Explorer by National Geographic in 2014.  She is a member of the IUCN Cat Specialist Group, African Lion Working Group, Large Carnivore Taskforce and a founding member of the Pride Lion Conservation Alliance.

Shivani has a DPhil in Zoology from the University of Oxford, an MS in Wildlife Conservation from Napier University, and a BS in Environmental Science from Lancaster University.

Shivani moved to Samburu in 2002 and lives in the Ewaso Lions Camp in Westgate Conservancy with her team and two dogs, Kura and Nanyori.

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