Samson Parsimei Lenjirr

Samson Parsimei Lenjirr is a wildlife manager with the County Council of Narok in the republic of Kenya. He is in charge of a trust land forest-Mau, one of the largest water towers in the country. Previously he was a senior manager in the leading National Reserve in Kenya namely, Samburu National Reserve, Buffalo & Shaba National Resreves in Northern Kenya, the Mara Triangle, under the Mara Conservancy and the world famous Masai Mara National Reserve. While working in the Masai Mara, he was involved in over seeing one of the last free ranging Black rhino populations in the country. The program was trans-boundary between the Masai Mara and the northern Serengeti in Tanzania. I was also involved in the marketing team of the council under the umbrella of Kenya Tourism Board in the of the marketing Masai Mara as a world class tourism destination in the leading world trade fairs. The flagship of this destination is the world famous wildebest migration. Samson was also involved in a collaboration initiative between Yellowstone National Park and the Mara-Serengeti where several exchange programs presented managers of the two largest leading world conservation areas to visit and exchange knowledgeable experience. As a nomadic pastoralist by practice and birth, wildlife conservation and livestock raring were not only compatible land uses, but land uses which shape his upbringing. He now works towards changing grazing lands into Community Conservancies that generate income from tourism activities to subsidize pasrtolists sources of income. Samson earned a masters of arts degree from Reading University in the United Kingdom and a diploma and certification in Wildlife Management from the College of African Wildlife Management, Mweka in Tanzania. His hobbies include swimming, observing ungulates in the wild, and discussing politics.

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