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SA Proposed Biodiversity Management Plan to put lions at greater risk!


The Global White Lion Protection Trust (WLT) has sent an urgent letter of objection to the Director-General of Environmental Affairs, highlighting major concerns about the proposed National Biodiversity Management Plan (BMP) for Lions in South Africa (Gazette No. 38706).

As the proposed Biodiversity Management Plan stands, it will 

1)  legitimise the notorious malpractice of captive breeding and hunting of lions i.e. ‘canned lion hunting’ 

2)  increase the demand for hunting of wild lions for parts, and 

3)  put wild lion populations in SA at greater risk by down-listing the conservation status of lions in South Africa from
Vulnerable to Least Concern.

To read the letter that Jason Turner, lion ecologist for the WLT, has sent to  The Director-General: Department of Environmental Affairs  CLICK HERE

How you can help…..

1) Support only airlines that refuse to transport animal parts

2) Boycott airlines that are willing to carry animal parts

3) Support only animal sanctuaries/zoos that raise funds through foundations in support of wild animal conservation

4) Boycott any centre or zoo that breeds lion cubs or offers cub petting

4) Send a letter to your local Congressman or MP to take this cause to Congress/Parliament

Click here for further guidelines on how you can help….



  • michelle nixon-welburn
    May 22, 2015

    Stop this evil act now!

  • Randyl Rupar
    May 22, 2015

    Protection of a noble creature such as the Lion is so necessary.

  • elizabeth kniight
    May 23, 2015

    stop all these barbaric practices.It is our duty to protect these animals.

  • Lorraine
    May 25, 2015

    Please stop this radical and unnecessary killing of lions. This is the most regal animal on this planet. Down grade to Least Concern is rubbish and only accommodates the ego of man. Stop this, now….

  • July 6, 2015

    The heart of Africa is torn out every time one of it’s Lions is taken by the hands of man. Man’s hands will not rebuild the heart of Africa. Those responsible for such annihilation will have a high price to pay. Some tings should be returned to their homeland for their homeland to flourish, the Lion is one of them. The Lion is the Heart of Africa.

  • Leah
    August 22, 2015

    You’re missing with MOTHER
    NATURE ! GODS creations ..,

  • Linda Cummings
    January 27, 2016

    For heaven’s sake, haven’t we done enough injury to this, and many other species? We should be doing everything we can to protect and save them, not cause them further harm.

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