Stories

  • Declarations to Recover Lions August 7, 2019

    Lions are in crisis—half of all wild lions have been lost in the past 25 years with as few as 20,000 remaining in Africa. Halting this decline of lions and bringing their numbers back to stable levels is going to take a coordinated global effort, but we believe lion recovery is possible.

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  • Bringing Together The World’s Leading Lion Experts July 24, 2019

    WCN teamed up with Disney to convene more than 80 leading conservation experts, the first meeting of its kind in 20 years, aimed at expanding collaboration to grow conservation impact for lions. It was a kickoff to The Lion King “Protect the Pride” campaign.

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  • Protect the Pride: WCN and Disney Team Up to Save Lions June 4, 2019

    Twenty-five years ago, Disney created a world where lions rule the animal kingdom, wildlife burst into song, and warthogs and meerkats enthusiastically endorse a carefree life. Disney’s The Lion King wasn’t just a film, it was a phenomenon that moved millions of people with its tale of loss and redemption, of friendship and kinship.

  • 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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