Stories

  • 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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  • Saving Lions in Limpopo National Park May 13, 2019

    Mozambique's Limpopo National Park is greatly affected by bushmeat poaching. Greater Limpopo Carnivore Program works within this area to protect the remaining lions in the park and their prey with their Limpopo Lion Protection Unit. A few weeks ago this unit had a huge success.

  • The Lion Recovery Fund Reaches Over $5 million Invested for Lions May 7, 2019

    Last week, the Lion Recovery Fund (LRF) reached a new milestone; since its inception in 2017, the Fund has invested over $5 million as grants to projects on the ground in Africa, with the goal of doubling the number of African lions.

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  • Lion Recovery Fund Announces Three New Grantees May 1, 2019

    This month, the Lion Recovery Fund (LRF) provided three new grants to organizations on the ground that are engaged in protecting African lions: Greater Limpopo Carnivore program, Lion Landscapes, and SORALO.

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  • Leading Ecotourism Operators Join Forces to Launch the Lionscape Coalition March 27, 2019

    Four of Africa’s leading ecotourism operators— andBeyond, Conservation Travel Foundation by Ultimate Safaris, Singita, and Wilderness Safaris—are joining forces with The Lion Recovery Fund and launching the Lionscape Coalition today. The Lionscape Coalition brings together commercial competitors to collaborate for wildlife, demonstrating that investing in lions is good for business.

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  • The Lion Who Lost His Mane March 6, 2019

    Male lions, known for their magnificent manes, are an African icon. It comes as no surprise that a few eyebrows were raised when our grantee Kope Lion spotted a male lion within Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater with no mane. It appeared that this lion had actually lost its mane somehow.

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