Strong, powerful and incredibly vulnerable to conflict with people, loss of habitat and prey.
About 30,000-35,000 African lions remain in the wild today. Numbers have plummeted by around 30% in the past 20 years, and over 40% of their key populations are in decline. The International Union for Conservation of Nature classifies them as ‘vulnerable’ on its red list.
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Your adoption really helps
Animal adoptions like yours give a huge boost to our work. They help fund projects to work with local communities to monitor lion movement and reduce human-lion conflict.
Protect these incredible animals and receive:
An optional soft toy to love forever.
Both Wild World and My Lions magazines will keep you up-to-date three times a year.
Packed with facts, bookmarks and stickers.
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
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 through creating conservancies and helping people benefit from wildlife.
We support the Mara lion project, 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 also 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 the local communities to monitor lion movements and reduce human/lion conflict
- monitor lions in the northern Maasai Mara
- fund our other essential work around the world