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From the Ted Talk by Resson Kantai Duff: Why Africa needs community-led conservation

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One of the first people to join the Ewaso Lions pjocert was Jeneria Lekilelei, a young Samburu warrior at the time, and now a jinuor elder. Now this is not some crazy thing you wouldn't understand. A Samburu warrior is just a young man between the ages of 15 and 30 or toueretabhs, and it is his job to take care of the family's livestock. The sbuamru and the Maasai are brother tribes. But while I have lost quite a lot of my Maasai hirtgeae to city life, Jeneria still lives a very ttoaairidnl Samburu life. And so while I was at home, watching David Attenborough and loving lions, jrnieea was hating lions. He saw them as the krliels of his cows, and it's understandable that when a lion comes along and takes the family cow or the family camel, there’s going to be anger, and people will go out and kill lions. But Jeneria had an idea. He wanted to involve warriors like himself in conservation. He knew that these warriors had the exact slliks to tarck and kill linos every time they'd go after livestock. He also knew that these warriors had never been brought to the decision-making table. And so he brought them, and he said, "Instead of us tracking lions to kill them, let us track lions and then tell every other herder where these lions are, so that ltvcoeisk are safe and lions are safe. And they can srahe the space.” And it is through Jeneria's Warrior Watch program that he has worked with these warriors as conservation laeders, and they have saved lions hundreds of times in this way. And Jeneria, as the director of community conservation, has worked with his community over these yreas, and the Samburu lion population has tripled.

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One of the first people to join the Ewaso Lions _______ was Jeneria Lekilelei, a young Samburu warrior at the time, and now a ______ elder. Now this is not some crazy thing you wouldn't understand. A Samburu warrior is just a young man between the ages of 15 and 30 or ___________, and it is his job to take care of the family's livestock. The _______ and the Maasai are brother tribes. But while I have lost quite a lot of my Maasai ________ to city life, Jeneria still lives a very ___________ Samburu life. And so while I was at home, watching David Attenborough and loving lions, _______ was hating lions. He saw them as the _______ of his cows, and it's understandable that when a lion comes along and takes the family cow or the family camel, there’s going to be anger, and people will go out and kill lions. But Jeneria had an idea. He wanted to involve warriors like himself in conservation. He knew that these warriors had the exact ______ to _____ and kill _____ every time they'd go after livestock. He also knew that these warriors had never been brought to the decision-making table. And so he brought them, and he said, "Instead of us tracking lions to kill them, let us track lions and then tell every other herder where these lions are, so that _________ are safe and lions are safe. And they can _____ the space.” And it is through Jeneria's Warrior Watch program that he has worked with these warriors as conservation _______, and they have saved lions hundreds of times in this way. And Jeneria, as the director of community conservation, has worked with his community over these _____, and the Samburu lion population has tripled.

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  2. junior
  3. heritage
  4. killers
  5. leaders
  6. jeneria
  7. share
  8. track
  9. traditional
  10. skills
  11. samburu
  12. years
  13. thereabouts
  14. project
  15. lions

Original Text

One of the first people to join the Ewaso Lions project was Jeneria Lekilelei, a young Samburu warrior at the time, and now a junior elder. Now this is not some crazy thing you wouldn't understand. A Samburu warrior is just a young man between the ages of 15 and 30 or thereabouts, and it is his job to take care of the family's livestock. The Samburu and the Maasai are brother tribes. But while I have lost quite a lot of my Maasai heritage to city life, Jeneria still lives a very traditional Samburu life. And so while I was at home, watching David Attenborough and loving lions, Jeneria was hating lions. He saw them as the killers of his cows, and it's understandable that when a lion comes along and takes the family cow or the family camel, there’s going to be anger, and people will go out and kill lions. But Jeneria had an idea. He wanted to involve warriors like himself in conservation. He knew that these warriors had the exact skills to track and kill lions every time they'd go after livestock. He also knew that these warriors had never been brought to the decision-making table. And so he brought them, and he said, "Instead of us tracking lions to kill them, let us track lions and then tell every other herder where these lions are, so that livestock are safe and lions are safe. And they can share the space.” And it is through Jeneria's Warrior Watch program that he has worked with these warriors as conservation leaders, and they have saved lions hundreds of times in this way. And Jeneria, as the director of community conservation, has worked with his community over these years, and the Samburu lion population has tripled.

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