Stories

  • 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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  • Lion Recovery Fund's Latest Initiatives to Recover Lions February 22, 2019

    To date, the LRF has invested $4 million to 42 projects with 29 different organizations across 18 countries, for the benefit of lion conservation. Today, we’re proud to announce our newest round of grantees.

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  • The Return of a Crater Born Lion January 22, 2019

    Known for his dreaded locks, Hjalmar was a resident male in Tanzania's Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) for a couple years along with Kijana, a single male that immigrated into the crater. These two formed a coalition and sired cubs with the Lagunita pride.

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  • Lion Recovery Fund Introduces Its Newest Grantees December 7, 2018

    As of today, the LRF has invested $3.2 million to 36 projects with 25 different organizations across 17 countries, for the benefit of lion conservation. These organizations confront a variety of complicated issues that affect lions across the continent, including shrinking habitats and the loss of wild prey, human-lion conflict, and the burgeoning trade in lion body parts.

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