Lion Recovery Fund

The Lion Recovery Fund (LRF) funds game-changing conservation actions by the most effective, vetted partners who work collaboratively to bring lions back. Through strategic investments and collaboration with other public and private donors, the Lion Recovery Fund aspires to double the number of lions in Africa, regaining those lions lost over the past 25 years. They are committed to seeing thriving savannah landscapes where Africa’s people, its economic development and its lions all co-exist.

LRF targets protected landscapes—core protected areas and the communal areas within, around and connecting them—so that they are resourced and managed to help lions, their habitats and prey, and people thrive.  

Strategy for Lion Recovery:

  1. Expand the Conservation Footprint
    Increase the extent and effectiveness of the management of lion landscapes across Africa.
  2. Build the Will
    Build the public, political, and philanthropic will to bring lions back.
  3. Scale the Funding
    Elevate the amount of funding available for—and encourage greater focus on—the conservation of lions and their landscapes.