Stories

  • Lions Return to Malawi's Liwonde National Park as Majete's Population Grows August 22, 2018

    On August 22, 2018, conservation non-profit African Parks (APN), in partnership with the Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW), and with support from the Dutch Government, the Lion Recovery Fund and the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, announced the completion of a series of lion translocations from South Africa to Malawi.

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  • Lion Recovery Fund Marks One Year on World Lion Day August 10, 2018

    Today—World Lion Day— marks the one-year anniversary of the Lion Recovery Fund (LRF). The Wildlife Conservation Network and the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, launched the Lion Recovery Fund because Africa has lost half of its lions in just 25 years. The LRF aims to reverse that decline and bring lions back.

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  • Lion Recovery Fund Announces New Grantees in Support of Lion Conservation August 2, 2018

    Today, the Lion Recovery Fund is announcing its latest grants to support lion conservation. These grants demonstrate the range of approaches, strategies, and geographies represented in lion recovery efforts.

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  • Tackling Bushmeat Poaching in Hwange National Park July 16, 2018

    The Lion Recovery Fund has provided a grant to Conservation Wildlife Fund (CWF) to support their efforts to undertake anti-poaching patrols in the buffer areas adjacent to the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe.

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  • Lion Conservation and the Umbrella Effect in Mozambique July 2, 2018

    The Lion Recovery Fund (LRF) is a firm believer in making strategic investments that benefit landscapes and the full spectrum of wildlife that live within these landscapes—not just lions.

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  • Tackling Bushmeat Poaching in Kafue National Park June 21, 2018

    Kafue represents one of the sites with the greatest potential for recovery in lion numbers in Africa. Lions are greatly limited in Kafue by poaching of their prey for meat. Additionally, lions are sometimes caught as by-catch in the wire snares used by poachers to catch antelopes and buffaloes.

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