Justin Hamis

Justin is our youngest and newest Lion Defender, working in “Zone G-Mafuruto”. He is a Barabaig warrior and comes from Haidom in Manarya Region in the north. He has been working with Ruaha Carnivore Project as a Lion Defender since January 2017.

Justin joined the team as part of the younger generation of Barabaig warriors. “I joined the Ruaha Carnivore Project because I have seen many changes in my society. I have known that hunting and spearing was important for our culture but I have seen less and less. We no longer have such a benefit from these activities and instead we are fearing the consequences from those actions. I decided it is better to join a team that will help to protect the valuable things in our community which is our livestock”.