Stories

  • Lion Recovery Fund Introduces Its Newest Grantees December 7, 2018

    As of today, the LRF has invested $3.2 million to 36 projects with 25 different organizations across 17 countries, for the benefit of lion conservation. These organizations confront a variety of complicated issues that affect lions across the continent, including shrinking habitats and the loss of wild prey, human-lion conflict, and the burgeoning trade in lion body parts.

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  • This #GivingTuesday, Give to Lions November 21, 2018

    Lions exude power, strength, and charisma in their every movement. Yet despite seeming to be an untouchable apex predator, lions are in danger. Over the last 25 years, their populations have declined by half across the continent—which is why this #GivingTuesday, on November 27, we urge you to join the global giving movement, and give to lions. The process is simple.

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  • Empowering Communities in Ruaha National Park to Protect Carnivores November 15, 2018

    In the Tanzanian village of Kinyika, a group of people cluster around a newly built outdoor toilet. The brick and mortar walls of the structure are plastered with cement and a corrugated tin roof keeps the interiors cool and shaded. The toilet is situated a stone's throw away from a newly constructed health dispensary.

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  • In Africa, ‘Paper Parks’ Are Starved for Cash October 22, 2018

    Africa’s protected area (PA) network contain some of the most iconic wilderness areas on the planet, and are home to the world’s most impressive assemblage of large mammals. PAs form the cornerstone of efforts to conserve lions and many other species.

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  • Establishing a Lion Database Africa-wide to Protect Lions September 24, 2018

    Information about lions and their distribution is critical in developing plans to protect them. Our grant to Endangered Wildlife Trust will help them establish a lion database, which will be used to assess the abundance and distribution of lions across Africa.

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  • Conservation Wildlife Fund Ramps Up Efforts to Curb Snaring in Hwange National Park September 10, 2018

    With support from the Lion Recovery Fund, Conservation Wildlife Fund continues to tackle snaring in and around the forest areas surrounding the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, in conjunction with the authorities.

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