Stories

  • Zakouma National Park, Jewel of the Sahel March 31, 2020

    In early March 2020, I traveled to Chad to visit the work that African Parks is undertaking in partnership with the Chadian Government. The Lion Recovery Fund has invested heavily in AP’s work in Chad, so I wanted to see that work myself to understand their local conservation issues and assess their needs going forward.

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  • Diverse, beautiful, threatened Cameroon March 25, 2020

    Cameroon is a fascinating country with incredible biodiversity and natural riches. Unfortunately, it is also a country where wildlife is subject to a wide and intense array of human pressures. I travelled throughout Cameroon in February and March 2020 with colleagues from Wildlife Conservation Society and the Elephant Crisis Fund to gain a better understanding of the conservation landscape in the country, and to understand the threats that lions face there.

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  • New Research Shows Trade in Lion Body Parts is on the Rise January 17, 2020

    Targeted poaching of lions for body parts, such as teeth and claws, is increasing, according to a new study by Panthera, a partner of the Lion Recovery Fund. An article from Africa Geographic describes the findings of heightened poaching of lions in Limpopo National Park in Mozambique, where trade in body parts accounts for 61% of lion mortalities.

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  • The Lion Recovery Fund's Latest Work to Protect Lions January 2, 2020

    The Lion Recovery Fund issued over 40 projects in 2019 and distributed a record-breaking $5 million in grants. Each organization that received funding from the LRF is advancing conservation efforts and awareness for lions across Africa by reducing threats to lions and prey species, protecting habitats, and engaging local communities to not only coexist with lions but also become advocates for their safety.

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  • Meet Lemunge of the Munge Pride December 16, 2019

    Lemunge is a 5 year old male lion born to the Munge pride in Tanzania's Ngorongoro Crater. He had wandered as a nomad with his 4 brothers and cousins as far out as the Lake Eyasi escarpments.

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  • Lionscape Coalition Wins PURE Life Experiences Award for Conservation and Sustainability September 16, 2019

    The Lionscape Coalition, a conservation collaboration to protect wild lion populations in Africa, won the coveted ‘’Conservation and Sustainability” award at PURE Life Experiences, which was announced 10 September 2019, in Morocco. Hosted annually, this niche travel show and award ceremony celebrates the profound ability of the travel industry to change the world.

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