King of the beasts and friend of wardrobe bound children around the world, Lions are under pressure from poaching and habitat loss and need your help. Traditionally a symbol of strength, nobility and courage – it’s vital we save these wonderful animals.
- According to WWF about 30,000-35,000 African lions remain in the wild today. Numbers have plummeted by about 30% in the last 20 years.
- A recent report co-authored by Panthera and a large team of lion biologists predicts that half of Africa’s wild lion populations will disappear in the next 20-40 years.
- Lions are top predators in the ecosystem and play an important role in maintaining equilibrium.
- The International Union for Conservation of Nature classifies them as ‘vulnerable’ on its red list.
Want to join our side in saying ‘enough is enough’? Why not take a screenshot of you with a Lion in game and share using the hashtag #WeAreTheRangers to be in with a chance to win some goodies.
Really keen? Sat at the front straining with your hand up muttering “pick me, pick me”? We like that! As a reward, we’ve developed a free online “Introducing Conservation” course – just visit learn.unitedforwildlife.org and create an account, then learn at your own pace.
Or visit WWF to find out more about Lions.