Stories

  • Conserving Africa’s Wildlife through the COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond July 30, 2020

    The COVID-19 crisis is creating a ‘perfect storm’ for conservation in Africa, as highlighted in this new paper. Economic downturns and the collapse of the tourism industry are reducing funding for conservation drastically.

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  • What is Bushmeat Poaching and How Does it Affect Lions? July 12, 2020

    Bushmeat poaching is one of the most serious threats facing wildlife in Africa today. But what is it and how does it affect lions? Bushmeat poaching is the illegal hunting of wildlife for meat, either for local consumption or for sale. Such hunting is often illegal because it is done within protected areas, without a license, with the use of prohibited traps and snares, or a combination of these reasons.

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  • Raising Cubs in Tanzania's Twin Hill Pride June 12, 2020

    Meet Nadine, the matriarch of the Twin Hill pride in Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania. Nadine was born in 2012 to Nayomi, and for a few years these two lionesses and their cubs made up the Twin Hill pride. In 2017, a coalition of young males came into the picture and the pride grew rapidly. Nadine had a litter of cubs and the pride grew to 17 lions.

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  • New Cub in Malawi’s Liwonde NP is the First in Decades May 27, 2020

    African Parks, a grantee of the LRF, discovered in April that a new lion cub has been born in Malawi’s Liwonde National Park. This is the first lion to be born in the park since the mid-1980s.

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  • Dr. Peter Lindsey Talks Lion Conservation with Wilderness Safaris May 21, 2020

    Lion populations have halved over the last 25 years due to causes such as habitat loss, poaching, the illegal wildlife trade, and human-lion conflict. LRF Director Dr. Peter Lindsey talks more about these issues facing lions with Wilderness Safaris' Group Sustainability Manager, Dr. Neil Midlane.

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  • The LRF's Response to the COVID-19 Crisis May 15, 2020

    The COVID-19 crisis has a massive impact on the way of life for most people around the world. The effects of the disease and the associated preventative responses, such as lockdowns, have been pervasive and severe. Virtually every economic sector and facet of life has been affected, and the conservation sector is no exception.

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