Lions. Commonly referenced as strong, powerful, and magnificent creatures are under threat. Alone, they cannot continue to roam through the African Savannah populating and living as they are entitled to.
Numbers are dwindling with lions targeted by the bushmeat trade, loss of habitat and human encroachment. According to today’s guest, lion numbers half halved in the last quarter century with an estimated 20,000 left in the wild.
So today, we’re off to Africa and I’m honoured to host Peter Lindsey, life-long wildlife conservationist and Director of The Lion Recovery Fund. The Lion Recovery Fund’s goal is to double the number of lions by 2050 through their science-based structure which invests in protecting landscapes designed to grow lion populations and other African wildlife by providing resources and education for coexistence between wildlife and the local community. In four short years, Peter and his team have had incredible success, funding a host of population and habitat projects across their rescue, recover and retain structure. And what they’ve set up is very transparent with every dollar accounted for and invested in conservation. I hope you enjoy the episode.