Strong, powerful and incredibly vulnerable to conflict with people, loss of habitat and prey.
About 20,000 African lions remain in the wild today. Numbers have plummeted by over 40% in the last three generations. Three quarters of lion populations are in decline. They are listed as 'Vulnerable’ on the IUCN Redlist.
YOUR ADOPTION REALLY HELPS
Animal adoptions like yours give a huge boost to our work. They not only help fund projects to work with local communities to monitor lion movement and reduce human-lion conflict but also fund our other vital work around the world.
PROTECT THESE INCREDIBLE ANIMALS AND RECEIVE:
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We'll keep you regularly updated on how you're supporting our vital work including sending your Wild World, Go Wild and Lions updates three times a year.
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A WONDERFUL GIFT
Give a gift that will help protect the future of lions and their habitats.
Lions living outside protected areas are more likely to prey on livestock and local farmers who need to protect their herds and their livelihoods are likely to retaliate.
ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE
In recent years the trade in lion bone as a substitute for tiger bone in traditional Asian medicine has risen.
LOSS OF HABITAT
People are clearing land to make way for agriculture and the increasing human population.
LOSS OF PREY
Destroying and fragmenting lion habitat has reduced their natural prey numbers.
For many years, we’ve been helping to establish and improve protected areas that are supporting lions in key places throughout Africa. We also work in a number of places to secure space for wildlife by working with local people in conservancies and helping them benefit from the wildlife around them.
We support the Mara Predator Conservation Programme, which monitors and protects lions in Kenya’s Maasai Mara landscape. Here, we’re helping study the lions’ movements and behaviour to better understand local populations. Learning more about the needs and behaviour of these magnificent cats, and the threats they face, will help us to protect them in the long term.
Your adoption and support will help us:
- promote sustainable use of natural resources in the region
- work with local communities to manage their livestock and reduce human-lion conflict
- monitor lions in the Maasai Mara
- fund our other essential work around the world