Lion Conservation in Kruger National Park

Lion Conservation in Kruger National Park is one of the park's many efforts to protect the fierce lion of Africa - the cunning hunter, the family-orientated pack, the adorable cub, and the king of the bushveld.

Studying lions in their natural habitat, keeping a record of populations and treating injuries caused by human interference are some aspects of conservation that takes place in the Kruger, done by conservation specialists and volunteers who are passionate about preserving the precious lives of unique and beautiful wildlife.

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, statistics from 2015 showed a 43% decrease in the lion population of Africa over the course of 21 years. Fewer than 20 000 lions remain in their natural habitat of the African bushveld, so conservation is key within the Kruger National Park. There are various organizations that donate their time and monetary resources to SANParks to continue their work with the greatest and largest predator of the park - the elegant, but often misunderstood, lion. 

Future of Africas Lions Under Debate

The main threats to lion populations were identified as loss of suitable habitat, a reduction in the lion’s wild prey base and humanlion conflicts....more

High Court Dismiss Captive Lion Hunting Appeal

South Africa's Bloemfontein High Court dismissed the application for appeal against a court judgement that captive bred lions must be free roaming...more

How Many Lions Are There In Kruger

The question of exactly how many lions there are in the Kruger National Park has been asked at various times over the years, with numbers of around 2,000...more

Lion Contraception Helps Solve Management Issues

To many game-viewing tourists, an African bush experience is not complete without a sighting of the king of beasts, the lion. This means that many...more

Research Uncovers Surprising Lion Stronghold in War-torn Central Africa

Times are tough for wildlife living at the frontier between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Armies are reportedly encamped in a...more

Snare Removed from Lion

Predators such as lions are particularly susceptible to being caught in wire snares which are usually set for antelope such as impala or kudu...more

White Lions Reappear In The Wild

Two white lion cubs have been spotted frolicking in a dry riverbed in the Umbabat Private Nature Reserve with their tawny mother...more
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