Stories

  • Singita: Ensuring the King of the Beasts Endures July 26, 2021

    Synonymous with the power and majesty of the African wild, lions also play an integral role in the overall health of the ecosystem of the bush. In just 25 years, Africa’s wild lion population has been halved—now perhaps 20,000 individuals, or fewer, roam the continent’s unique wilderness areas, resulting in them being officially classified a ‘vulnerable’ species.

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  • Supporting Lion Conservation and the New Big 5 July 20, 2021

    The New Big 5 project was featured in an article by Travel Africa Magazine. This project is a global initiative from over 250 wildlife photographers, conservationists, and charities to dispel the historic notion of the "Big 5 game" of hunting and raise awareness and support for wildlife conservation around the world.

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  • Saving Senegal's Lions July 13, 2021

    Today, the West African lion sub-population numbers less than 400 individuals. This Critically Endangered group lives in minuscule pockets dotted throughout Benin, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, and Senegal. The Lion Recovery Fund is taking steps to help this subspecies rebound after years of decline, beginning in their most westerly remaining home, Senegal.

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  • The Shrinking Conservation Potential of Beautiful, Troubled Mozambique July 1, 2021

    Several key areas in Mozambique are recovering after years of conflict, and many of these areas have incredible potential for lion recovery if they receive sufficient investment. I had the privilege of visiting some of these areas on my recent trip.

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  • 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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