As the Community Liaison Officer, Lumumba Mutiso is the eyes and ears of Action For Cheetahs since 2004. In 2003, when his livestock were attacked by cheetahs in the Salama area, he took an interest in wanting to know more about the predators after meeting the Action For Cheetahs staff. He assists with research activities such as radio tracking, game counts, immobilizations, and necropsy. However, his focus of work is in collection of information on cheetah sightings, livestock losses and maintaining relations with livestock managers. He interviews the farmers with courage even if some of them occasionally are angry with the cheetahs over the loss of their livestock and at times threaten them with pangas (machete). In 2007 Lumumba attended the integrated Wildlife and Livestock Management Training and Cheetah Biology workshops at CCF in Namibia to improve his skills in conflict mitigation.
Support our work
ACK needs your help to support our scouts and the community so we can accomplish our goal of conservation of the cheetahs in Kenya. You can also purchase COOL Crafts online now.
With your help we can continue our research and conversation activities.
- One day School presentation
- One month of phone credit for one staff member
- Printing of one conflict mitigation tool kit
- Printing of one student workbook
- Full set of vaccinations (Rabies and Distemper) for a dog or cat