“Armed with a doctorate in environmental studies, a young woman has found one solution to help the lion population in Africa grow. Her nonprofit turns Maasai warriors — who have a tradition of killing lions — into lion protectors,” reports CNN.

Hazzah realized that Maasai warriors, the leaders and protectors in their community, would be the best ambassadors for lions. She began teaching them the benefits of protecting lions, with an emphasis on preserving their culture. In turn, the lessons began rippling through the entire tribe.

(READ the story from CNN)

Photo credit: WhiteLions.org / Story tip from Mike McGinley

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