Projects

The Lion Recovery Fund is humbled to support these initial projects, based on the merit of their ideas and initiatives to recover lions and restore their landscapes.  

Watch here for more LRF-supported initiatives, with the portfolio of hope for lions growing year on year.  

Your support to the Lion Recovery Fund will enable even more of the best efforts by the most effective organizations to bring lions back.

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Greater Limpopo Carnivore Programme

Limpopo NP, Mozambique
Protected area support
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Frankfurt Zoological Society

Zambia
Management of protected areas
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Wildlife Crime Prevention

Zambia
Threat-Reduction Campaign
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Liwonde National Park

Malawi
Protected area support
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Ruaha National Park

Tanzania
Reducing human-lion conflict
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Zambia

Investigation into trade in lion body parts
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Pendjari National Park

Benin
Protected area support
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Niokolo-Koba NP

Senegal
Protected area support
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The LRF has approved a grant to support a collaboration between Greater Limpopo Carnivore Programme and Limpopo National Park to tackle the issue of lion poaching.

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Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) is providing support to the Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) for the management of a vast suite of protected areas in Zambia. These areas are of great importance for lion conservation.

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The illegal bushmeat trade is probably the single greatest threat to wildlife (including lions) in Zambia. Bushmeat poaching has reduced prey populations to a fraction of their former size, even in protected areas.

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The Liwonde project has now reached the stage where it is ready for the reintroduction of lions (a species which was locally extirpated there). APN has received a grant from the LRF to cover the costs of that reintroduction.

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LRF funding will help the Ruaha Carnivore Project develop a grid of camera traps used to measure wildlife abundance, which in turn will be used as the basis for performance payments to communities for protecting wildlife.

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Collecting and analyzing growing evidence of targeted poaching of lions for skins and other body parts in Zambia.

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The Lion Recovery Fund has granted funding for increasing law enforcement in the complex, for understanding lion population sizes and movements, and for appraising the impact of trophy hunting on lions in the area.

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The vast 3,513 square mile Niokolo-Koba National Park, an area 10 times larger than that of New York City, holds the last remaining population of lions in Senegal.

All Projects

  • Greater Limpopo Carnivore Programme

    Limpopo NP, Mozambique
    Protected area support

  • Frankfurt Zoological Society

    Zambia
    Management of protected areas

  • Wildlife Crime Prevention

    Zambia
    Threat-Reduction Campaign

  • Liwonde National Park

    Malawi
    Protected area support

  • Ruaha National Park

    Tanzania
    Reducing human-lion conflict

  • Zambia

    Investigation into trade in lion body parts

  • Pendjari National Park

    Benin
    Protected area support

  • Niokolo-Koba NP

    Senegal
    Protected area support