Stories

  • 8 Ways to Give Back to Lions November 15, 2021

    Every year, Giving Tuesday is a global movement that unleashes the impact of generosity, encouraging people to do good and change the world in a positive way. Generosity is something the LRF community is no stranger to—your constant commitment to lions inspires all of us at the LRF and WCN. This Giving Tuesday, we want to highlight all of the ways that you can give back.

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  • Gifts that Give Back to Wildlife November 12, 2021

    Spend this holiday season making your loved ones feel extra special while supporting conservation. This is a time to show our friends and family how much they mean to us—what better way than with gifts that give back to local communities and to wildlife?

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  • Lion Recovery Fund Featured on the PROTECT Podcast October 26, 2021

    Dr. Peter Lindsey, Director of the Lion Recovery Fund, was recently invited to the PROTECT podcast to discuss the state of lion populations in Africa, the work being supported by the LRF to defend lions and their habitats, and what the future of this iconic species looks like.

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  • Watch the Lion Recovery Fund's Wildlife Conservation Expo Talk October 11, 2021

    Watch the Lion Recovery Fund's amazing presentation on the work we're supporting to protect lions, their prey, and their habitats throughout Africa. Dr. Peter Lindsey, Director of the LRF, discusses the state of lion conservation in 2021 and how we need to expand our efforts and conservation management to protect lion populations and their land.

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  • The Major Threats to Lions October 4, 2021

    When people think of lions, the assumption is that they must undoubtedly be flourishing in the wild. But lions are facing complex threats, and in the last 25 years, Africa has lost over half of its lions. Poaching, habitat loss, and human-wildlife conflict threaten Africa's iconic big cats.

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  • The Ecological Role of Lions September 20, 2021

    Lions are the apex predator of the African savanna, playing a critical role in managing large herbivore populations. In a balanced ecosystem, the number of herbivores needs to be kept in check. If there are too many, vegetation is overgrazed and habitats inevitably degrade.

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