Lions have lost 42 percent of their population in just two decades.
Cecil the lion is not alone. Africa’s lion populations are rapidly declining, and lions are regionally extinct in seven African countries. Lions are hunted for sport, poached for their bones and other body parts, and killed by farmers in retaliation for livestock deaths.
African Wildlife Foundation is dedicated to reversing the trend. AWF works with wildlife rangers, who protect lions from poaching, monitor lions’ whereabouts to prevent human-wildlife conflict, and ensure that their living spaces are undisturbed.
You can help provide safe spaces for lions by donating to African Wildlife Foundation. Just $20 provides 100 acres of ranger-protected land, allowing for lions and other wildlife to roam safely.