Stories

  • New LRF grants support the protection and recovery of lions Africa-wide August 21, 2019

    In the last two months, the Lion Recovery Fund provided grants to the following organizations in Botswana, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, and Sierra Leone: Ruaha Carnivore Project and WildCru, Kalahari Research & Conservation and Cheetah Conservation Botswana, African Parks, Panthera, and independent consultants.

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  • The New Lion Economy: Unlocking the value of lions and their landscapes August 7, 2019

    The New Lion Economy: Unlocking the value of lions and their landscapes

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  • Declarations to Recover Lions August 7, 2019

    Lions are in crisis—half of all wild lions have been lost in the past 25 years with as few as 20,000 remaining in Africa. Halting this decline of lions and bringing their numbers back to stable levels is going to take a coordinated global effort, but we believe lion recovery is possible.

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  • Bringing Together The World’s Leading Lion Experts July 24, 2019

    WCN teamed up with Disney to convene more than 80 leading conservation experts, the first meeting of its kind in 20 years, aimed at expanding collaboration to grow conservation impact for lions. It was a kickoff to The Lion King “Protect the Pride” campaign.

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  • Protect the Pride: WCN and Disney Team Up to Save Lions June 4, 2019

    Twenty-five years ago, Disney created a world where lions rule the animal kingdom, wildlife burst into song, and warthogs and meerkats enthusiastically endorse a carefree life. Disney’s The Lion King wasn’t just a film, it was a phenomenon that moved millions of people with its tale of loss and redemption, of friendship and kinship.

  • LRF’s Newest Initiatives to Save African Lions May 31, 2019

    This month, the Lion Recovery Fund provided grants to organizations in Angola, Namibia, Tanzania, and Uganda. These organizations work on the front-lines to protect African lions, tackling various challenges, such as human-lion conflict and poaching: Frankfurt Zoological Society, Wildlife Conservation Society, Zoological Society of London, and Desert Lion Conservation.

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