Stories

  • Wilderness Safaris: Moving the Needle from Conflict to Coexistence June 21, 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic placed Africa’s lions at significantly increased risk of poaching, and is stretching resources for protection of lions and other wildlife thin. Wilderness Safaris has partnered with the LRF and our various lion conservation initiatives to assist lion conservation projects through the Wilderness Wildlife Trust.

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  • Lions Selected as One of the New Big 5 May 28, 2021

    Dr. Peter Lindsey, Director of the Lion Recovery Fund, recently contributed an article to the New Big 5, an international initiative to create a new classification of the five most celebrated wildlife species to photograph, not hunt, in hopes of inspiring increased conservation efforts. Lions were inducted as one of the New Big 5 species.

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  • The Complexity of Lion Roars May 13, 2021

    Lions are the only big cats that are truly social. Roaring is a key component of lion social behavior and territoriality. A lion’s roar is arguably the world’s most iconic animal sound. Roars can be heard from over several kilometers away when conditions are right. The sound is deafening and awe-inspiring when heard from nearby.

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  • South Africa Bans Commercialized Captive Lion Facilities May 6, 2021

    The South African government recently decided to ban the captive lion industry in their country, a move applauded by conservationists. The commercial use of captive lions has been a source of concern and controversy for years, with over 360 facilities holding between 8,000 and 12,000 lions throughout South Africa.

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  • andBeyond's Podcast with Dr. Peter Lindsey Discusses the Future of Lions April 28, 2021

    andBeyond, a key member of the Lionscape Coalition, recently released a podcast featuring Dr. Peter Lindsey, Director of the Lion Recovery Fund. In this fascinating interview, Dr. Lindsey discusses the major threats that lions face, conservation efforts to prevent further lion population decline, and their future in the wild.

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  • Learning to Value the Lives of Lions April 9, 2021

    With a recent grant from the Lion Recovery Fund, the Lion Coalition Project, which is led by the Niassa Lion Project, is employing an innovative conservation approach wherein communities are incentivized to protect wildlife, reducing human-lion conflict and turning lions from a liability to a financial benefit.

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