Tony Lapham Mara Predator Hub
Launched in November 2013, the Tony Lapham Mara Predator Hub is in the heart of the Greater Mara. Dedicated to the memory of Tony Lapham, the Predator Hub represents Kenya Wildlife Trust’s commitment to undertaking innovating predator research and monitoring to inform conservation strategies. A passionate conservationist with a particular fondness for the Maasai Mara and its big cats, Tony Lapham would have been deeply concerned by the increasingly grave threats facing predators today.
A simple, efficient and highly functional base, the Predator Hub is located in Olare Motorogi Conservancy, adjoining the Maasai Mara National Reserve. It allows us, for the first time, to undertake long-term conservation-focused study of cheetah and lion together.
Thanks to generous donations from the Delta Trust and the BAND Foundation, the Predator Hub offers basic accommodation to a team of researchers, scientists and community workers, with solar power and rain water collected for re-use.