Counting lions using correct techniques is vital to understand how many lions there are. Historical surveys have not resulted in good data
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Are Namibia’s carnivores at risk? Calling on citizen scientists
Namibia is conducting an assessment of its carnivores and you can help by using an app to report your sightings as a citizen scientist
Lion trophy hunting – we interview Craig Packer
We interview researcher and conservationist Craig Packer about lion trophy hunting – with a focus on Tanzania, his former home
Lion cubs to bones – we interview Lord Ashcroft about ‘UNFAIR GAME’
We spoke to Lord Ashcroft about his book UNFAIR GAME – a must-read exposé of South Africa’s morally bankrupt captive lion breeding industry
Lion evolution according to genome sequencing
Scientists have used genome sequencing of lions to reveal the evolutionary history of living & extinct lion species.
The 10 cat species of Africa
Africa has 10 cat species, from the iconic lion and leopard to tiny secretive species that few people have seen or even heard of.
Meet the lion coalitions & prides of the Greater Kruger
Meet the famous Mapogos and other celebrity lion coalitions of the Greater Kruger – the warriors, the courageous and the notorious.
Baboon kidnaps lion cub
A baboon kidnapped a tiny lion cub in the Kruger National Park, and was seen grooming the dying cub in a large tree
Humans not always to blame for genetic diversity loss in wildlife
People are not always to blame for loss of genetic diversity in wildlife, says new study.
Lion poaching: Escalating demand for claws and teeth
The escalating demand for lion teeth and claws in Asian markets is driving the increased poaching of wild lions, says report.
Lions in Gorongosa show population increase
Lions in Gorongosa National Park (Mozambique) are benefitting from better conservation measures, and show a population increase to 146, the nature reserve announced on Wednesday.
Lion pride kills more than 40 goats in Namibia, in two separate attacks
More than 40 livestock have been killed in a few days by a lion pride in two different locations in the Kunene region in Namibia.
Dereck Joubert sets the record straight about trophy hunting impact on lions and refutes claims of so-called benefits
An opinion post by Dereck Joubert as he sets the record straight about trophy hunting impact on lions and refutes claims of so-called benefits.
Lion relocation success: Somkhanda lions reveal their cubs
Four cubs have been spotted recently, sticking closely to their mom, at Somkhanda Community Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. This is a true success story around wild lion and their translocation to one of the only community-owned reserves in the country.
Lions escape from Etosha, kill livestock
Lions from Etosha National Park in Namibia have reportedly escaped into the neighbouring Sesfontein Constituency and have managed to kill 19 goats in one night.
Hunters to target last remaining adult male lion in Namibian conservancy?
A suspicious trophy hunting advertisement has been placed online for a threatened Namibian desert lion. And this time it would appear that the target is the only known adult male lion in the Sesfontein Conservancy.
Video: Cecil the lion’s adorable grandcubs
Cecil the lion lives on in Zimbabwe’s Hwange NP – check out this cute video of eight cubs thought to be Cecil’s grand-cubs
A hyena with its prize – the head of a lion
Disturbing images of a hyena carrying its prize – the head of a lion killed during a territorial dispute between lion prides
Regionally extinct lion seen in Gabon
New footage shows evidence of a lion, believed to be nationally extinct, in southeastern Gabon
How to draw lions – the stages of a field sketch
Alison Nicholls’ recreates her lion watercolour painting in studio in order to show us the stages of a field sketch.
A Namibian’s view on hunting in his home country
Namibian John K Kasaona gives a local’s view on the Namibian hunting debate.