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“Maasai Steppe Warrior for Wildlife Elvis Kisimir Speaks Up for Lions” - National Geographic Cat Watch - September 11, 2014 by Deirdre Leoniwata

“Teens talk Tanzania Maasai memories” Jackson Hole News & Guide - September 3, 2014 by Tyler McIntosh

“Living Walls Turn Maasai Hunters into Lion Defenders” - National Geographic Cat Watch - July 24, 2014

“We’re growing living walls to save lions” NewScientist - July 21, 2014 by Richard Schiffman

“Newsday: Living wall lets ‘lions return to hunting wild prey'” BBC World Service Radio

“A Local Economy Solution to Africa’s Poaching Problem” Yes! Magazine - June 25, 2014 by Richard Schiffman

“InterConnections21 Tanzania - Service Learning Trip Has Begun” InterConnections21

“Climate Change Joins Lions and Livestock in an Unlikely Partnership” National Geographic Cat Watch - July 2, 2014 by Deirdre Leoniwata

“Changing Attitudes of Maasai Steppe Pastoralists Offer Hope to Lions” National Geographic Cat Watch - June 2, 2014

“Africa’s Illegal Charcoal Trade Engulfs Cheetah Habitat” National Geographic Cat Watch - April 16, 2014

“Lion killing in Tanzania reduced by installation of ‘living wall’ fences” The Guardian - April 7, 2014

“Lion Killing in Tanzania Reduced by Installation of Living Wall Fences” The Guardian - April 2, 2014

“Big Trouble in Farmville” Foreign Policy Magazine - March 26, 2014



“On Safari to Save East Africa’s Big Cats” National Geographic Magazine, Onward - November 9, 2013 (VIDEO INCLUDED)

“Elvis Kisimir Named 2013 Disney Conservation Hero” APW Press Release - August 15, 2013

“The Maasai Steppe Big Cats Conservation Initiative” WAZA News - August 2013

“African People & Wildlife Fund” Montecito Journal - April 18, 2013

“Living Walls on the Front Lines of Conservation” All Animals Magazine - Jan/Feb 2013



“Africa’s Savannah Ecosystems - And Their Lions - Declining at Alarming Rate” APW Press Release - December 4, 2012

“Saving Lions &  Building Business Skills in Tanzania” Duke University FUQUA School of Business Blog - October 25, 2012

“Where Humans and Animals Meet: Tanzania’s Corridors of Co-operation” Guardian Weekly - October 2, 2012

“In Tanzania, People and Lions Face Off Over Wildlife Corridors” Le Monde News Article - September 23, 2012

“Dr. Laly Lichtenfeld of African People & Wildlife Fund” Safari Talk Interview - May 21, 2012

“A Story of Following Your Passion Across the Globe” University of Richmond Feature Story - May 17, 2012

“Lions Saved from Poisoning on Tanzania’s Maasai Steppe” National Geographic News Watch - May 14, 2012

“Drawing Upon Community - An Artist’s Sketching Expedition to the African People & Wildlife Fund, Tanzania” Safari Talk - April 6, 2012

“Maasai Women Speak Out for Living Walls” National Geographic News Watch - March 9, 2012


2011 and previous

“Warriors for Wildlife: Saving Lions on the Maasai Steppe” TEDx JacksonHole presentation by Dr. Laly Lichtenfeld - October 2011

“Conference shares ideas worth spreading” STEPPING OUT Jackson Hole News&Guide - September 28, 2011

Interview with Elvis Kisimir, Maasai Warrior for Wildlife, National Geographic News Watch-September 6, 2011

“Living Walls Save Lions by Saving Livestock” National Geographic News Watch-October 25, 2010

“Locals struck with awe in first park excursion” The Arusha Times - September 20, 2008

“Expert to discuss decline of African lions” STEPPING OUT Jackson Hole News&Guide - September 23, 2009