In the last 50 years the lion population has declined nearly 95% in Africa.
The biggest threat to these animals is continuing habitat loss, as well as illegal hunting, poaching and poisoning.
How can we help save these big cats?
One of the most important ways is for the communities living with lions to receive direct benefits from the presence of lions and other wildlife. This gives them a reason to live alongside these animals, and to find non-lethal methods for protecting themselves and their livestock from predators.