2007, Lions once roamed much of the African continent, but recent studies suggest that lion populations may have decreased nearly 90% in just one past decade, with fewer than 20,000 remaining in just a handful of countries.The Lion Conservation Fund (LCF) supports projects that will determine the distribution and abundance of African lions in areas of great global conservation importance. We are committed to supporting conservation and research initiatives to better our understanding of lion behavior, ecology, and biology. We are also working to protect the habitats of these magnificent animals while improving the lives of people sharing habitat with lions in Africa.
Because of recent declines in lion populations, it‘s important to study and protect lions across the continent. Lions vary greatly in behavior, social structure, and morphology across locations, making it necessary to observe and survey them in all habitats where they’re found. By learning more about lion behavior, biology, and ecology, we can better understand the regulatory mechanisms affecting them and use this information to establish sound conservation strategies.