Stories

Stories

  • 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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  • The King of the Lion Pride September 9, 2021

    Unlike all other cats, the physical distinction between male and female lions is unmistakable—a mature male is defined by a large, thick mane around his head, neck, and shoulders. Male lions’ manes are a unique characteristic that also tell a story.

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  • Guardians of the Trench: Protecting Uganda's Wildlife and People September 1, 2021

    In Uganda, there is a trench that serves as a boundary between Queen Elizabeth National Park and its neighboring community. Karegyesa Deo’s home is right next to this trench, and with help from the LRF, he helps maintain the trench to reduce conflict between people and lions.

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  • Where the Wild Lions Roam August 26, 2021

    Roaming from the southeastern stretches of Europe through nearly all of Africa and eastward to the Bay of Bengal, lions once had an astonishingly expansive range. Today, lions have disappeared from over 94% of that historical range.

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  • New LRF Progress Report on World Lion Day August 10, 2021

    World Lion Day honors the king of beasts and raises awareness for Earth's remaining lions. For the LRF, every day is an opportunity to celebrate Africa's most iconic predator. Our latest progress report highlights some of the key projects from LRF grantees throughout lion range countries.

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  • The Impact of the LRF and the Lionscape Coalition August 2, 2021

    andBeyond, one of the primary members of the Lionscape Coalition, has produced a video highlighting the work of the Lion Recovery Fund to help rebuild and protect lion populations throughout Africa.

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