Niels is our Senior Programme Scientist. Having conducted a BSc. in Biology at the University of Aarhus in his home country of Denmark, Niels then transferred to the Department of Behavioural Biology at the University of Copenhagen for his MSc. His fieldwork (2005-06) focused on how pastoralism and protection affected lion behaviour in the Mara, which led him to establish the Mara-Naboisho Lion Project, which merged with Kenya Wildlife Trust in 2013. Niels has been living in the Mara and focusing on lion conservation since 2011.