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South Africa to clamp down on captive lion breeding, minister says
South Africa to clamp down on captive lion breeding, minister saysArticle

South Africa will clamp down on captive lion breeding after a review panel concluded the industry risked the conservation of wild lions and harmed tourism...

Nqobile Dludla 3 May 2021

Samara welcomes birth of first lion cubs
Samara welcomes birth of first lion cubsArticle

Born to the first wild lion and lioness to roam the Plains of Camdeboo near Graaff-Reinet in over 180 years, these cubs represent a victory for wild lion conservation...

12 Dec 2019

Captive lion breeding in South Africa: the case for a total ban
Captive lion breeding in South Africa: the case for a total banArticle

A new report by global NGO, World Animal Protection, provides a damning indictment on the captive predator breeding industry.

31 Jul 2019

Cuddling a lion cub can undermine conservation efforts
Cuddling a lion cub can undermine conservation effortsArticle

Many animal lovers flock to farms offering the opportunity to interact with a cub or walk with lions; but if you truly love animals, you need to give this disturbing industry a skip, explains Fiona Miles, Four Paws South Africa's country director.

17 Jul 2019

Ecotourism operators in Africa join forces to effect conservation change
Ecotourism operators in Africa join forces to effect conservation changeArticle

&Beyond, Conservation Travel Foundation by Ultimate Safaris, Singita and Wilderness Safaris, in partnership with the Lion Recovery Fund, have joined forces to launch the Lionscape Coalition initiative...

9 Apr 2019

South Africa kicks the can down the road on captive predator breeding
South Africa kicks the can down the road on captive predator breedingArticle

The world's leading lion scientists argue that captive predator breeding has no conservation value...

Ross Harvey 22 Mar 2019

Kevin Richardson of the Kevin Richardson Foundation. Image supplied.
#LandforLions campaign breaks local crowdfunding recordArticle

The Kevin Richardson Foundation has managed to raise more than R2.7m on local rewards-based crowdfunding platform, Thundafund.com, breaking the record for the most money raised for a single campaign on a South African rewards platform...

12 Nov 2018

Most lion bones in South Africa come from captive-bred lions. Author supplied
South Africa's role in the trade in lion bones: a neglected storyArticle

Africa's wild lion population is estimated to be between 20,000 and 30,000. Researchers have good reason to believe that the real number is closer to 20,000...

Ross Harvey 22 Aug 2018

Conservation trumps commerce at CITES CoP17 - IFAW
Conservation trumps commerce at CITES CoP17 - IFAWArticle

The world's biggest wildlife trade conference, CITES CoP17, wrapped up in Johannesburg on Tuesday, 4 October, with many significant votes in favour of more stringent conservation...

5 Oct 2016

Public invited to comment on management plan for lions
Public invited to comment on management plan for lionsArticle

Members of the public are invited to submit, within 30 days of the publication of the notice in the Government Gazette, written representations on, or objections to, the draft Biodiversity Management Plan (BMP) for lions...

22 Apr 2015

Report finds trophy hunting to be of little benefit
Report finds trophy hunting to be of little benefitArticle

A newly released report analyses literature on the economics of trophy hunting and reveals that African countries and rural communities derive very little benefit from trophy hunting revenue.

28 Jun 2013

Qhayiya the lion finds a home with Winchester Mansions
Qhayiya the lion finds a home with Winchester MansionsArticle

Winchester Mansions' managing director, Nils Heckscher, has bought the hotel Qhayiya the lion from the Born Free Foundation's Pride of Cape Town charity auction. The new feline family member's name means "Pride" in Xhosa.

20 Jun 2013

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