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This #WorldLionDay marks our two-year anniversary! In this time we've helped remove 20,487 snares, arrest 332 poachers, and fit 64 lions with tracking collars thanks to the hard work of our partners across Africa. We are building a real momentum towards lion recovery thanks to our generous supporters. Read about our latest successes in our Progress Report (link in bio). Photo: @petelindseyafrica #ProtectThePride #lions #lion #pantheraleo #kingofbeasts #bigcatsofinstagram #lionking #thelionking #wildlife #conservation #wildilfephotography

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Lions are culturally significant, help support healthy ecosystems, and aid economic development through tourism. A new report by Equilibrium Research explores these links to demonstrate why the survival of lions in Africa is so critical. Click the link in our bio to read The New Lion Economy: Unlocking the value of lions and their landscapes. Photo: African People & Wildlife/Laly Lichtenfeld #lions #lion #pantheraleo #conservation

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Lion populations have declined by half in the last 25 years with as few as 20,000 remaining in Africa. But, we know that when we work together lion recovery is possible. Today, we adopt the Declarations to Recover Lions to ensure that wild lions, landscapes, and African people thrive. Please join the growing community of lion conservationists as we come together for lions. Link in bio to learn more. #liondeclarations #protectthepride #internationalcatday

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Did you know this Saturday, August 10 is #WorldLionDay? Follow our partner @africanpeoplewildlife to learn why they are working to secure a future for lions in Tanzania. #repost from @africanpeoplewildlife ... Help us create space for lions in honor of #WorldLionDay! Need a reason? We’ll be sharing five big ones this week. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Reason one: Lions keep essential ecosystems in balance. A lion really does live up to its nickname as the King of Beasts. As apex predators, lions are an umbrella species whose presence helps to regulate the populations of many other wildlife and plant species. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In northern Tanzania, we’re fighting to secure hundreds of thousands of acres for lions through innovative, community-driven initiatives. Will you join us? Learn more and donate through the link in our bio! 📸African People & Wildlife/Laly Lichtenfeld ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #savelions #lionrecovery #ProtectThePride #SaveOurSpecies #lioness #bigcats #lionsofinstagram #Africanlions #wildlifeconservation #Tanzania #wildlifephotography #bigcatconservation #wildcats #Africanlion #wildcats #environment

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Happy Friday 🦁 Photo: @susankmcconnell #lion #lioncub #simba #pantheraleo #wildlife #wildlifephotography #thelionking #cute #bigcatsofinstagram

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As human populations grow throughout Africa, safe spaces for #lions and other wildlife are under pressure. By investing in lion recovery projects, we are able to support parks and reserves to safeguard lions and their landscapes. Learn more at lionrecoveryfund.org

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Living next to lions is dangerous, resulting in lions being increasingly threatened by human-lion conflict as human populations increase. The survival of lions depends on working with local communities that must coexist with lions and recognizing their role in protecting them. Learn more at lionrecoveryfund.org (link in bio) #lionrecovery #lions #conservation #wildlife Photo: Cas Sanguietti

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A recent @natgeo article states that for every lion in the wild, there are 14 African elephants and 15 Western lowland gorillas. Over the past 25 years, lions are silently disappearing across their historical range in Africa. We are committed to protecting lions, their landscapes, and creating opportunities for communities to benefit from living alongside them. #lions #lionrecovery #conservation #wildlife Photo: Steve Mandel

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Lions need safe spaces to grow and thrive. We aim to invest in the best, most collaborative actions to protect their landscapes so lions have the potential to recover. Learn more at http://lionrecoveryfund.org (link in bio). Photo: Steve Mandel #lions #lionrecovery #conservation #lioncubs #wildlife #pantheraleo #bigcatsofinstagram #wildlifephotography

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Lion recovery is not easy but it is possible through collaboration across industries and geographies. With this in mind, we brought together more than 80 conservation leaders from 16 countries in partnership with @Disney and @wildnetorg for the Lion Footprint Forum this past May. This converging had one goal in mind: to unite the lion conservation community to recover lions across Africa. Learn how this forum is helping pave a brighter future for Africa’s lions through the link in our bio.

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To date we've supported 56 lion conservation projects in 17 countries across 33 different organizations. We couldn't do this without the support from our generous community. Thank you so much! Photo: @susankmcconnell #lions #lionrecovery #savelions

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How does the moon impact lions? New findings show that environmental patterns, like moonlight levels, can help predict the frequency and severity of livestock predation by lions. A recent study out of Cambridge found that livestock predation increases when there is low moonlight—lions move in closer towards human development and livestock during darker nights. Conversely, attacks by lions decrease during full moons when lions move slower and more carefully to avoid detection during brighter nights. Understanding these patterns can be instrumental in preventing livestock predation as human development increases across Africa. Photo: Jon McCormick #lions #wildlifephotography #conservation #wildlife #bigcats #pantheraleo #bigcatsofinstagram

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As human populations grow throughout Africa, safe spaces for lions and other wildlife are under pressure. By investing in lion recovery projects, we are able to support parks and reserves to safeguard lions and their landscapes. Learn more at lionrecoveryfund.org (link in bio). Photo by David Dibert #lions #lionrecovery #conservation #wildlife #wildlifephotography #wildlifeconservation

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We love seeing our partners working with communities to help reduce some of the pressures they face living alongside big predators like lions. Here @honeyguide_tz is performing a survey to understand the extent of human-lion conflict in Tanzania's Makame Wildlife Area. #lionrecovery #wildlife #conservation #Tanzania

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Our vision is to double the number of lions in Africa by supporting innovative and collaborative conservation organizations. Learn about our partners' work to recover lion populations at lionrecoveryfund.org (link in bio). Photo by Francesco Ungaro #lions #lionrecovery #conservation #wildlife

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We've lost half of Africa's lions over the past 25 years. But, we have a plan to recover lion populations and protect their habitat. Visit lionrecoveryfund.org to learn how we are funding 50+ conservation projects in Africa to bring back lions (link in bio). Photo: Steve Mandel #lions #bigcatsofinstagram #pantheraleo #lion #lionrecovery #conservation #wildlife #wildlifeconservation #Africa

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Wishing a very happy 4th of July to our U.S. based followers. We hope your day is filled with family, friends, and celebrations! Photo: @brentstapelkamp #4thofjuly #fourthofjuly #lions #wildlifephotography

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New cubs spotted by our partner @clawsconservancy in the Okavango Delta. #repost @clawsconservancy Cub Portraits! @lionrecovery @naturalselectiontravel @insidenatgeo @sacramentozoo @natgeo #clawsconservancy #prideinourprides #protectthepride #thelionking #lioncubs #savelions #portrait #wildlifephotography #naturelovers

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What does it mean to you to travel with a purpose? A new article explores how ecotourism has the potential to help reduce the funding gaps in conservation across Africa's landscapes. Click the link in our bio to learn how Lionscape Coalition partners like @wearewilderness are working with on the ground conservation groups such as @zcp_org to protect Africa's iconic landscapes and species. Photo: (c) Dana Allen www.Photosafari-Africa.Net / Wilderness Safaris #lions #ecotourism #travel #africa #conservation #wildlife #wildlifeconservation

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Together with our conservation partners on the ground in Africa, support from companies like @disney, and the thousands who are lending their voices to raise awareness online to #ProtectThePride, we know that lion recovery is possible. Learn more at lionrecoveryfund.org (link in bio). Photo: @petelindseyafrica #lionrecovery #TheLionKing #conservation #lions

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How can you conserve lions without knowing where or how many there are? This is a question that Kenya Wildlife Service and @KenyaWildlifeTrust along with multiple other partners, are on a mission to answer. They are conducting a nation-wide survey in Kenya to learn about the status and distribution of lions. They recently completed the first survey of the Tsavo Conservation Area, a massive area that includes two of Kenya's biggest national parks. The data from this survey will directly help conservation planning and has the potential to protect key lion populations that currently lack conservation attention. Photo: Nic Elliot #lionrecovery #wildlife #conservation #Kenya #bigcatsofinstagram

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Over the past six months, @clawsconservancy (CLAWS) darted and collared 7 lions, which plays an important part in the fully automated Lion Alert System they are launching. By collaring these lions they are creating a virtual fence to warn communities when lions approach their livestock. CLAWS has also hired 6 herders who are trained to improve the protection of livestock in the wildlife management areas north of Botswana's Okavango Delta. When the herders were hired, the villagers held a celebration to announce them and treated the new herders like celebrities. Almost all the villagers have livestock and are very invested in success of these lion conservation initiatives that protect both lions and their livelihoods. Photo: CLAWS #lionrecovery #lions #lioness #botswana

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Lions are a resilient species, by investing in work that protects them, their prey, and their habitats they can rebound quickly. Since August 2018, we’ve supported projects that have helped remove 20,200+ snares and arrest 250+ poachers from lion habitat. This is all thanks to our generous supporters and the incredible on the ground work of our partners. #lionrecovery #conservation #wildlife #savelions #lions

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This is NguvuKazi, a stunning male who lives in Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater. Read below to learn how our partner @kope_lion uses GPS collars to protect lions like him. #repost NguvuKazi is a lion that you might have the chance to observe in the Ngorongoro Crater. His name means “the one who works hard” in Swahili - named after our team saw him pulling down a giraffe. Nguvukazi was born to Nosikitok in the Ndutu region's Masek Pride in January 2015. After leaving his birth pride (as males do) he and his cousin trekked across the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and made it to the Ngorongoro Crater, 60 km away. The KopeLion team managed to place a GPS collar on NguvuKazi in September 2018. This allows our Ilchokuti to track his movements - especially important at the trips he makes outside the Crater. Not only does the GPS collar provide important lion behaviour data, it has also become an important early-warning-tool to keep people,their livestock and lions safe. Photo by: @bobbyjophotography #kopelion #lionconservation #ngorongoro #ngrongorocrater #pantheraleo #humanlioncoexistance #ilchokuti #wildlifephotography #protectthepride #thelionking

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Over the last week, @musekeseconservation confiscated 2 bicycles from poachers, roughly 200 pounds of bushmeat, and 11 snares in Kafue National Park. Great work to their team! 👏 This is part of their work to develop intensive protection zones to tackle bushmeat poaching within the park. Bushmeat poaching limits the number of prey and, as a result, suppresses lion populations. Photo: @musekeseconservation

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Happy Friday! Did you know females in pride give birth around the same time? This makes it easier for the lionesses in a pride to share the responsibilities in taking care of the young. They communally nurse the cubs until about eight to ten months of age. Photo: @susankmcconnell #lions #lioness #cubs #wildlife #wildlifephotography #didyouknow #funfactfriday

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Lion populations have declined by half over the past 25 years due to threats like habitat loss, conflict with humans, and poaching. We have a plan to reverse this decline. We've partnered with 34 organizations across Africa to provide funding for innovative, on-the-ground lion conservation to bring lions back. Check out these projects at lionrecoveryfund.org (link in bio). #lionrecovery #lions #kingofbeasts #conservation #wildlife #wildlifeconservation #Africa

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Lions once roamed from Europe to the southern tip of Africa and from West Africa all the way to India. Now populations have vanished from 80-90% of this range. But there is great potential for lions to recover. We’re committed to helping double the number of lions in Africa by 2050. Learn how at lionrecoveryfund.org. Photo by Frans Van Heerden #lions #lionrecovery #bigcatsofinstagram

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The Makame Wildlife Management Area in northern Tanzania is rich with the Maasai culture and abundant with wildlife. But living alongside lions is not easy and creates many challenges for traditional pastoralists to keep their livestock safe. LRF Director @petelindseyafrica recently made a trip to this area to visit our partner @honeyguide_tz to see how they are tackling these issues. Click the link in our bio to learn why we're hopeful this area will become critically important for wildlife. Photo: @jackdswenson #lions #lionrecovery #tanzania #conservation #wildlife #bigcatsofinstagram

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Love is in the air! @africanpeopleandwildlife witnessed a male lion courting females for the first time in Tanzania's Tarangire-Manyara ecosystem. This could be the start of a new generation of lions. Photos: African People & Wildlife/Laly Lichtenfeld

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Since the original Lion King was released in theaters 25 years ago we’ve lost half of all African lions, but we believe there is hope for lions to recover. @Disney is supporting @Wildnetorg’s Lion Recovery Fund around the release of The Lion King to support our efforts to double the number of lions in Africa by 2050. Will you join us in our goal to help the King of Beasts return? Protect the Pride! Show your support for lions with hashtags #TheLionKing #ProtectThePride

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Thanks to our generous supporters, we funded four additional lion conservation projects last month. From protecting scarce desert lion populations in Namibia to surveying lions in Angola, these incredible projects are helping us in our goal of doubling the number of lions in Africa. Learn more at lionrecoveryfund.org. Photo: @petelindseyafrica #lions #lionrecovery #conservation #Africa

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GREAT NEWS from our partner @clawsconservancy! Their lead researcher has spotted a lioness named Shishatiya hiding in thick cover. Mother lions hide like this to protect newborn cubs during their first few months of life. CLAWS has a strong suspicion that Shishatiya is being a good mother by keeping her cubs out of sight. We hope to share photos of these cubs soon once they are older and no longer being kept hidden by their mother. Photo: @clawsconservancy #lion #lioness #Botswana #cubs #wildlife #okavangodelta

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Our partner BioCarbon Partners (BCP) has spotted two new male lion brothers in one of their project areas. They are keeping a close eye on these breeding-age males in the Munyamadzi Game Ranch and are now hoping for the start of a new generation of lions in this area. One of BCP's goal is to increase wild lion populations by creating safe breeding zones like this one. It's incredible how quickly wildlife can rebound when given the chance. Photo: John Lacy #lions #lionking #zambia #wildlife #conservation #lionrecovery

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From the field in Botswana | @clawsconservancy spots a lioness known as Mamalapo cleaning her cub after feeding on a kill. Her pride is ten strong with six cubs under one year! CLAWS Conservancy works north of the Okavango Delta to tackle human-lion conflict through sustainable livestock management techniques. Photo: @clawsconservancy

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Repost from @africanparksnetwork ... . Happy Friday from these (slightly unimpressed) felines. While @zakouma_national_park is known for its growing elephant herd, did you know that there are approximately 120 lions living there too? Large prides can often be found lounging in the shade avoiding the mid-day heat; feasting on fresh kills on the floodplains; or heard calling at night from the tourism lodges in the park. Lions are under threat across their range, with fewer than 20,000 remaining in Africa – but Zakouma and other parks under our management in Benin, Zambia, Malawi, Rwanda, DRC and even CAR, are slowly becoming refuges for Africa’s iconic but severely threatened cat. We’re pleased to be working with the @lionrecovery who have provided several grants to us, including in Zakouma, where we hope to answer critical questions and provide a bright future for Africa’s lions. To learn more, click the link in our bio. 📷 @lifethroughalensphotography #africanparks #zakouma #lions #predators #threatened #bigcats #wildlife #conservation #chad #forceforgood

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Lions need safe and protected habitat to thrive, which is increasingly more difficult to find as human development grows throughout Africa and fragments key lion habitat. SORALO is helping secure safe pathways for lions and their prey to travel between the Maasai Mara and Amboseli ecosystems in Kenya. They are midway through training new scouts on how track lions, which helps them better protect lions and prevent human-lion conflict by understanding how populations are moving between ecosystems. Photos: SORALO #Kenya #lions #conservation #lionrecovery

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New Beginnings in Zambia's Kafue National Park | The Musekese pride is starting to reestablish itself, now consisting of one adult male, three adult females, one subadult male, and three cubs. This is a huge contrast to the lone lionesses in this area throughout the past 18 months! Our partner @musekeseconservation is working within this park to tackle bushmeat poaching, which has reduced prey densities for lions and limited the growth of their populations. Photo: Gilmour Dickson, @kaingulodge #lionrecovery #kafuenationalpark #zambia #lion #conservation #wildlife

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Zambia’s Luangwa Valley is an important stronghold for lions, but lions here are threatened by snaring and human-lion conflict. In the past six months @zcp_org and @conservationsouthluangwa have conducted 230 patrols to tackle these threats, during which they removed 236 snares and arrested 29 poachers. We are proud to support their work that protects habitats where lions can stay safe and wild. Photo: Chase Dart / @cdart2117 #lionrecovery #savelions #zambia #conservation #lions

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Today is #EndangeredSpeciesDay, bringing awareness to plants and animals threatened with extinction across the globe. Did you know Southern and East African lions are listed as being Vulnerable according to the IUCN Red List, though the West African sub-species is considered to be Critically Endangered? We're committed to doubling the number of lions in Africa by 2050, learn how at lionrecovery.org (link in bio). Photo: @susankmcconnell

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Yesterday, @NatGeo released an article that reveals the dark underbelly of the wildlife tourism industry. Having experiences with wildlife while traveling can often make for a pretty picture, but the devastating truth is these animals are often exploited from birth to death. This reality demonstrates the importance of partnerships like our Lionscape Coalition, where ecotourism partners in the coalition contribute funds to lion conservation and educate their guests on the issues facing lions. Tourism CAN play a pivotal role in conservation when consumers and businesses opt for experiences that keep animals and their habitats wild. Please check out our coalition partners and fellow ambassadors for lion conservation: @andbeyondtravel, @ultimatesafaris, @singita_, and @wearewilderness Photo: @singita_ #lionrecovery #wildlifetourism #wildlife #travel #bigcats #lionscapecoalition #lions #travelandbeyond #andbeyondimpact #oursingita #ultimatesafaris #wildernesssafaris

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An update from our partner @africanparksnetwork about the lions in Liwonde National Park. #repost from @africanparksnetwork . . . . @liwonde_national_park’s predators are thriving! We are pleased to report that Liwonde’s lions are settling in well. Only reintroduced to the park in mid-2018 it is still early days for these large predators, but the nine individuals have already naturally split up into two prides that spend their time between the vast flood plains and the hilly interior of the park. Liwonde National Park is on the forefront of predator restoration, where the return of these apex predators is part of the larger strategy to restore a naturally, functioning ecological system while conserving these highly valuable species. None of this would be possible without the tremendous ongoing support we receive from the Malawian DNPW, the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, @peoplespostcodelottery , Stichting Dioraphte, The Wyss Foundation, @wwfbelgium , the @lionrecovery and the Endangered Wildlife Trust. Photos: @sean_viljoen #liwonde #malawi #bigcats #predators #wildlife #forceforgood #naturesreturn

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Happy Mother’s Day to all the fierce, nurturing, and protective mothers out there. 💕Photo: @susankmcconnell #mothersday #lions #lioness #wildlifephotography

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Thanks to our community of supporters, we’ve reached a new milestone worth roaring about. We’ve invested over $5 million USD as grants to lion recovery projects on the ground in Africa. Our goal is to double the number of lions across Africa, and although situations vary from country to country, we’re starting to see signs of hope thanks to the impressive conservation work of our partners in the field. Thank YOU for supporting us and a huge thanks to our 33 partners who are working tirelessly in the field to bring lions back. Photo: Karen Blixen #lionrecovery #savelions #lions #wildlife #conservation

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Incredible update from @greaterlimpopocarnivores: “Recently the Limpopo Lion Protection Unit team removed and destroyed poisoned meat laid in a manner suggesting it was targeting carnivores. Sadly some birds of prey did feed upon the meat poisoned with 'Temic' and died. A mere few days after the bait was removed the team found sign of the large Shingwedzi Pride passing through poison site. This pride occupies a territory covering South Africa's Kruger National Park and Mozambique's Limpopo National Park. Safeguarding them, and other transboundary animals, from targeted poaching is pivotal to ensuring the Limpopo National Park lion population recovers. This photo was taken in Kruger National Park as the pride fed on a buffalo - safe, content and wild. Well done team!” . . . . . 📸 @raekokes #greaterlimpopocarnivores #GLCP #limpopolionprotectionunit #limpoponationalpark #krugernationalpark #shingwedzi #africanlion #lion #lioncub #pride #conservation #action #savethelions @pantheracats @lionrecovery

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The areas around Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe suffer from high levels of snaring, which depletes populations of lions and their prey. Conservation & Wildlife Fund is successfully creating safe buffer zones around the park to protect lions—just last week they removed 140 wire snares when on patrol! Photo: Conservation & Wildlife Fund

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A lioness in the Charara safari area of the lower Zambezi Valley. 📸: The Zambezi Society

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We recently provided a second round of support to @greaterlimpopocarnivores to help them tackle poaching and protect lions in Limpopo National Park. We’re thrilled that they are seeing sightings like this on their patrols. Read more below. #repost from @greaterlimpopocarnivores . We are incredibly excited to share this image from a recent aerial patrol. This is the first confirmed sighting of an adult male in the Machampane Pride region in c. 2 years. This particular area forms the border with Kruger NP where many lions are likely to disperse from. However, the area has also suffered devasting losses from targeted poaching creating an ecological trap for the species. Since 2017 Limpopo Lion Protection Unit have maintained a strong presence in this region of Limpopo NP in order to protect resident and dispersing lions, promoting the natural restoration of lions in the park. This male may signify the start of this... . . . . . #greaterlimpopocarnivores #GLCP #limpopolionprotectionunit #limpoponationalpark #africanlion #lion #aerial #conservation #research #savethelions #mozambique #protection @pantheracats @lionrecoveryw

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Human-lion conflict has emerged as a serious issue in Laikipia County, Kenya in recent years, fueled in part by the increase of poorly managed livestock during the 2017 local political instability. We're excited to provide funding to @lionlandscapes to reduce conflict between lions and people through their lion ranger program and community coexistence training. Photo: @petelindseyafrica #lions #coexistence #conservation #Kenya #wildlife

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Searching for desert lions with the legendary Dr Flip Stander #lionrecovery #skeletoncoast #namibia #desertlionconservation Photos by LRF Director @petelindseyafrica during the course of site visits