African Lion

Donate to save Lions today

Even the powerful need protection

The African Lion is gravely threatened by the illegal wildlife trade. The local and international markets for Lion bodyparts such as claws and teeth have increased, leading to increased poaching of wild Lions. In the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area (GLTFCA), Lions are vulnerable to poisoning by poachers who harvest their body parts for the illegal wildlife trade.

The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT), SANParks, the National Administration of Conservation Areas in Mozambique, and Peace Parks Foundation are monitoring the distribution and movement of Lion prides across the GLTFCA using GPS satellite collars. By monitoring prides over time, we can identify priority areas where Lions are likely to be at certain times. Anti-poaching teams then know where to go to protect the Lions under their care.

The EWT also trains anti-poaching and law enforcement teams to respond to poisoning incidents swiftly, thereby preventing the death of other animals and people in the area, and gathering evidence to prosecute the poachers. But these activities require resources, and your donation, no matter how big or small, can help us take urgent action to secure the survival of one of Africa’s most iconic species.

What your donation will be used for

Satellite VHF Lion collars (R50,000)
Lion monitoring, including but not limited to veterinary requests, fuel, medical supplies for darting procedures, and other consultant fees (R50,000)
Vehicle payment and maintenance (R200,000)

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US-based donors can donate in a tax-efficient via the King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS). Go to, click on the ‘Donate Now’ button and select “Endangered Wildlife Trust. For more information about other ways of giving, contact Tammy Baker

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