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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...

by Jason Turner Below is an article that appeared in the Cape Argus last weekend. The stats speak for themselves - lions are in crisis, and they need our urgent protection. Of the 3,100 wild lions in South Africa, about 1,900 lions can be found in the Greater Kruger Park Region, and of these only 14 are...

The WLT will be commemorating World Lion Day together with our local community, who will be marching for the urgent protection of their White Lion heritage. The Sepedi and Tsonga people believe in the sacred importance of the White Lions, and many regard them lovingly as family members. However, White Lions have been artificially removed...

LIONS IN CRISIS Please join the Global March for Lions: 15 March 2014 This is a very urgent appeal on behalf of South Africa’s lions and lion heritage, which is in desperate trouble. A series of coordinated rallies are taking place around the world on March 15th 2014 - with the aim of banning canned lion hunting. Join...

White Lions in Crisis - Read the Eye Opening Statistics   Did you know that in South Africa there are more lions in cages than in the wild? Following Linda Tucker's recent presentation to the British Parliament on 26 June, we would like to thank our UK supporters for writing to their local Members of Parliament to ensure...

A World Without Lions Can you imagine a world without lions? African Conservation articles the rapid decline of the African lion: "lions exist in 67 areas across [Africa]; but only 9 countries have at least 1000 individuals and 5 countries are thought to have lost their populations entirely since 2002."   African Conservation Org ...

A groundbreaking announcement from President Barack Obama during a state visit to Tanzania on July 1 will deliver much-needed support to African countries reeling under the onslaught of wildlife crime. President Obama said, "Poaching and trafficking is threatening Africa’s wildlife, so today I issued a new executive order to better organize U.S. government efforts in this fight...