Andrew Stein

Andrew Stein

Northampton, MA

CLAWS Conservancy

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Published on Jan 05, 2017

Thank you Experiment Supporters!

Hello Experiment Supporters! I have recently returned from my field expedition to Botswana to fit 6 lions with new collars- including the collar sponsored by you.  Before telling his story, I wante...

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Published on Nov 29, 2016

We have our collar! Thank you!

Dear Backers, We have just received our satellite tracking collar- 1 of 6- that we purchased with our experiment.com grant!  This collar will be used on a female in a newly discovered pride in our ...

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Published on Jun 16, 2016

Pride in Our Prides Lion-Proof Kraal Builders

In May of 2015, Pride in OurPrides started building predator-proof kraals woven out of sustainably harvested mophane treebranches, a local hardwood. The way these particular kraals ...

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Published on Jun 13, 2016

A Lion Named Eretsha

Eretsha is ayoung male named after Eretsha Village. He is the more impressive of the two in the coalition roaming the western portion of our study area. They are thought to have com...

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Published on Jun 10, 2016

Introducing - Local Staff Member Pro!

Recently, we received a really great suggestion from one of our backers - to share the stories of some of the local people living among lions in our study area. And so, for our first introduction, ...

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Published on Jun 07, 2016

Meet Maleherehere Before She Sneaks Away!

During our last lion introduction, you got to meet Mutlwankanda, a powerful, yet shy male in charge of protecting Mayenga's pride. But there is another more elusive cat in our focus area. Her name ...

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Published on Jun 06, 2016

We Did it! We Reached Our Fundraising Goal!

We are very excited to see that our project has been fully funded, as of last night! We cannot thank our backers enough for all of their generous support! This crowdfunding campaign was our very fi...

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Published on Jun 02, 2016

Mutlwankanda The Shy Partner of Mayenga

Last week we introduced you to Mayenga and her pride, while letting you wonder about the big male that accompanies them. Well, wonder no more! Meet Mutlwankanda! Mutlwankanda (that’s...

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Thanks Adriana! We appreciate your support!
Jun 15, 2016
Pride in Our Prides: Can A Story Save the African Lion?
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Rebecca! Thank you so much for honoring your sister through our organization! We appreciate your support and thoughtful post.
Jun 15, 2016
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Bonnie, Great suggestion! We are working on it! Check back in a few days.
Jun 06, 2016
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Ranney, Where are you planning to go during your trip? Our camp is in Seronga which is a 7 hour drive each way from Maun (when the ferry is working- :) ). I will be in the field with students in early August, then as the rivers recede we get quite busy. Reply to my private message to discuss. Thank you for your support!
Jun 02, 2016
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Thanks Cindy! Next Lion story up tomorrow, but I am posting a little story today from Eric's experience to stop a lion hunting party!
Jun 02, 2016
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Thank you Bonnie! More individual lion updates to follow!
May 28, 2016
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Susan! Thank you so much for your support! I really enjoyed chatting with you at the fundraising dinner earlier this month. Hopefully we will see you out in Botswana sometime soon!
May 26, 2016
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Bonnie, thanks for reaching out and supporting our work. As you know better than most, Eric has put so much into this project- getting it running in the field and helping it grow. This is our first venture into crowdfunding and we are excited to see the response and receive your feedback! Thank you for your interest and continued support!
May 25, 2016
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Hi Barbara! What we are finding is that once people know more about the individual animals in their midst, they do show some pride in them. These are their lions! Though based in biological data collection, much of our work is really an experiment in social sciences. Will tolerance increase (with fewer lions killed) if people know individuals? We believe that this can make a huge difference! Thank you for your support.
May 25, 2016
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Charles, Thanks for the note. Eric helped start the project and he has made tremendous inroads with the community including his blog post about diffusing a lion hunting party that was about to exact retribution for cattle loss. Our program is designed specifically to generate trust between researchers and the community by direct, transparent communication. Eric's efforts likely saved a lion that night! Thanks for following and supporting our project!
May 24, 2016
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Hi Donna! Thank you for your support. So great to hear from you. Most of my time these days is teaching at small college in New England, but I spend between a few weeks to a few months in the field every year. Now, I have an exceptional team that are building the project with me. It is quite amazing to see how it is taking shape and the response we have received so far from the villagers. We expect that there will be challenges, but so things are going quite well. I hope all is well with you!
May 23, 2016
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Stuart! Thanks for your support! Also, great working with you on the Leopard Translocation paper- directed by Flo! We are excited to have Flo in the field now- he is already directing his boundless energy towards streamlining our field efforts and systematizing our data analysis! Distribute widely- thanks. I hope you are well! Andrew
May 19, 2016
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