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Your donation could provide the vital equipment needed to manage protected areas where lions can be safe

Habitat destruction has driven a decline of 75% in five decades.

They’re a symbol of power, inspiring myths and legends, and one of the most recognizable icons of the animal kingdom. 

But despite being loved by many, lions have been hunted, poisoned and exiled to the point that they now exist in less than 10% of their historical range. 

There may be as few as 20,000 lions left in the wild. Please help protect them today, before they are lost for good.  


could buy a whole new GPS system, allowing patrol teams to map out and strategically plan their routes for patrolling across the huge reserves that are home to lions.


could operate a patrol aircraft for an hour, enabling our teams to monitor vast areas for signs of poaching.


could fully equip one scout with the uniform and equipment needed to conduct patrols, including boots, waterproofs and a backpack.


would provide a day's rations for a team, allowing them to stay on the move protecting lions.

Why are lions threatened? 

The main threat to lions is habitat loss due to human encroachment into their natural habitat. As human populations grow and land requirements expand for industry and agriculture, lions are forced into smaller and smaller spaces with barely enough room to survive. 

Now African Lions live only in highly fragmented patches of land across sub-Saharan Africa, which makes it harder for subpopulations to find each other to breed. 

As their habitat shrinks, lions are being forced closer to human settlements, leading to a huge rise in retaliatory hunting due to lions killing livestock. Some farmers have even been found to poison the carcass of their livestock, which lions then eat, in retaliation for their losses.  

What’s more, there has also been a rise in the demand for lion body parts from China and Southeast Asia, leading to an increase in instances of lion poaching for illegal wildlife trade.  

Snares are being set throughout lions habitat, threatening countless species with a brutal death. It's vital that rangers can clear them before they cause harm.

What is Fauna & Flora doing to protect lions? 

Fauna & Flora is protecting some of Africa’s crucial habitats that harbour lions. The brave rangers that we support are patrolling these areas to identify threats and deter would-be lion poachers.  

We are using technology such as camera traps to identify lion presence in protected areas, which is essential information for establishing a conservation strategy. 

But there is still much to be done to secure a safe future for lions.  

We need to continue to protect and restore large tracts of land so that lions have areas of uninterrupted habitat to roam. We need to continue working with local communities to establish ways in which people closest to lions can live in harmony with them.  

Your support could help us do this.  

How will my donation help save lions? 

Your donation could buy vital equipment needed by scouts to patrol some of the key remaining habitats for lions. You could provide them with the equipment they need to stay safe in the field, such as boots, waterproofs and camping gear.  

Your support could provide fuel for patrol vehicles, and the latest conservation technology to map, study and ultimately protect lions and their habitat.  

Lions hold a special place in the heart of people all accross the globe. Together we can make sure they keep their place in the wild too.

Why Fauna & Flora? 

Fauna & Flora has an extremely well-established programme of projects across Africa, with some of the most effective conservationists in the field on our side.  

We were instrumental in the establishment of Chuilexi Conservancy in Mozambique, which today is one of the most important refuges for lions on the entire continent.  

In 2011, we were one of the first organisations to kickstart conservation in the newly declared Republic of South Sudan, which is now recognised as having the potential to be a key stronghold for the recovery of lion populations.  

With over 100 years of experience in Africa, we know what needs to be done to save these animals, but we need your help to do it. So please donate now and help save lions.  

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