Instagram – Feb 08, 2021 @ 15:11
Lions are so synonymous with Africa that it might be hard to imagine a world without them. But as reported below, they are currently classified as ‘vulnerable’ species and it’s up to us to do everything we can to save them, and to teach the next generation the value of conservation.
We work with various partners across the continent who are focused on protecting the magnificent cats. Read on to find out what @singita_ are doing to safeguard their future…
Posted @withregram • @singita_ In just 25 years, Africa’s lion population has been halved – now only 50% of the historical population roams Africa’s unique wilderness areas, resulting in them being officially classified a ‘vulnerable’ species.
As apex predators, the welfare of lions directly impacts the health of the greater environment – lions serve as an ‘umbrella’ species which means that if a wild lion population thrives, the entire ecosystem around it functions effectively. This makes their conservation an ecological imperative, as well as an economical one, considering the livelihoods which rely on the iconic ‘Big 5’ ecotourism for survival.
Singita was one of the founding members of the Lionscape Coalition, an initiative lead by leading ecotourism companies and the Lion Recovery Fund, designed to secure a future for these big cats and their natural habitat.
Support the Lion Recovery Fund in continuing its vital work, and help Singita and partners of the Lionscape Coalition to support the LRF’s vision to double wild lion numbers by 2050. Learn more at the link in our bio.
This cub is one of the Mananga pride youngsters, who call Singita Kruger National Park home.