Stories

  • Raising Cubs in Tanzania's Twin Hill Pride June 12, 2020

    Meet Nadine, the matriarch of the Twin Hill pride in Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania. Nadine was born in 2012 to Nayomi, and for a few years these two lionesses and their cubs made up the Twin Hill pride. In 2017, a coalition of young males came into the picture and the pride grew rapidly. Nadine had a litter of cubs and the pride grew to 17 lions.

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  • New Cub in Malawi’s Liwonde NP is the First in Decades May 27, 2020

    African Parks, a grantee of the LRF, discovered in April that a new lion cub has been born in Malawi’s Liwonde National Park. This is the first lion to be born in the park since the mid-1980s.

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  • Dr. Peter Lindsey Talks Lion Conservation with Wilderness Safaris May 21, 2020

    Lion populations have halved over the last 25 years due to causes such as habitat loss, poaching, the illegal wildlife trade, and human-lion conflict. LRF Director Dr. Peter Lindsey talks more about these issues facing lions with Wilderness Safaris' Group Sustainability Manager, Dr. Neil Midlane.

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  • The LRF's Response to the COVID-19 Crisis May 15, 2020

    The COVID-19 crisis has a massive impact on the way of life for most people around the world. The effects of the disease and the associated preventative responses, such as lockdowns, have been pervasive and severe. Virtually every economic sector and facet of life has been affected, and the conservation sector is no exception.

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  • 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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