Lion Conservation

male lion

The dramatic and continuing reduction in lion populations worldwide has been caused by many factors, including habitat loss, poaching, trophy hunting and human-lion conflicts. It is estimated that there are less than 35,000 African lions currently in existence, with fewer than 400 lions living in West Africa.  The number of Asiatic lions living in India has also declined dramatically to less than 500 lions.

The Asiatic Lion is listed as an ENDANGERED species on The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, and the African lion is considered VULNERABLE.


Lion Conservation Organizations


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