Stories

  • Lions Lost, Lions Gained February 21, 2017

    Africa’s lions are in a quiet yet violent crisis. Few people realize it, but we have lost half of lions the past 25 years, and there are fewer lions in Africa than there are elephants, or even rhinos. Africa’s human population will double by 2050, meaning loss of wild habitat, huge impacts by people on lion prey, and massive conflict between lions and humans who struggle to live alongside them.

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  • It Takes a Village to Save Lions November 29, 2016

    In Mozambique’s Niassa Reserve, the fate of lions is profoundly linked to the lives of the local people. That’s why the team at Niassa Lion Project (NLP) often say, “our work is as much about people as it is about lions.”

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  • Lion Warriors Make Peace in the Rain April 15, 2016

    With rain comes conflict. During northern Kenya’s rainy season, hunting becomes more difficult for lions because their prey grows stronger and faster with the abundance of vegetation and water. Lions are forced to travel longer distances in their hunt for animals like impala and gazelles, and on their way, they counter abundant livestock that are easy to target.

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