Even though over half of lion’s range falls within protected areas, the population of this iconic African species is steadily decreasing. A lethal combination of targeted poaching, retaliatory killings, and habitat loss have plummeted populations by 43 percent in just 20 years, and it is estimated that as few as 23,000 lions remain in the wild.
Your gift will help give lions a safe space to roam. African Wildlife Foundation works with protected area authorities across Africa to ensure the long-term survival of vulnerable species like the lion — over 75% large carnivore populations protected by AWF are stable or increasing.
Your gift will be put to use immediately where it is most effective:
- Equipping local scouts with improved technology
- Pressing for harsh criminal penalties for poachers
- Training more sniffer dogs to detect illegal wildlife products at airports
- Providing safe wildlife corridors while also protecting community’s economic interests.