Refer a friend who wants to book a safari to Africa Geographic, and you’ll help protect lion populations in Africa.
How does COALITION work?
- If a person you refer to AG by email books a safari with us, both of you will be added to a lion COALITION, and AG will donate $250 towards the satellite collaring of a lion.
- Each satellite collar costs $2,500 – this means that once the COALITION reaches ten referrals – raising enough to purchase a collar – we finalise that COALITION and start building the next one.
- Once that COALITION’s lion has been identified and collared, each COALITION member (including you) receives general updates from the research team about the lion – secure in the knowledge that they have made a decisive contribution to the ongoing survival of Africa’s free-roaming wild lions.
About lions and collars
The African lion is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of threatened species – their population has decreased by 75% in just five decades. Increasing human populations reduce available lion habitat, leading to a rise in human-lion conflict. Science and research are essential if we are to preserve future lion populations.
The Southern African Conservation Trust (SACT) and partners require GPS satellite collars to track the natural movement of lions between protected areas and develop lion management plans. These collars allow all parties to monitor lion prides on park boundaries. They also provide an early-warning system to local communities about the whereabouts of lions, allowing them to react quickly to potential problems and avoid human-lion conflict. Read more here.
Contact us to refer a friend or if you have any questions – email@example.com
COALITION ends on 30 June 2024 unless otherwise notified | You can appear in multiple COALITIONS if you refer more than one person who purchases a safari from us | The minimum qualifying safari value is US$7,500