LionAid are the UK charity working globally to save lions and end the decline of wild lion populations
We carry out world leading research into lion conservation and engage directly with politicians and decision makers in the UK, Europe, Africa and Internationally. We are at the forefront of highlighting the true plight of lion populations, canned/captive hunting and the trophy hunting trade. The only sustainable solutions involve all stake-holders, which is why we do more than just talk about it, we are working directly with tribes-people and their leaders in Africa to put in place sustainable and effective programs to help save lions. When you support LionAid, you support lions.
About LionAid – Our Strategy to Save Lions
Lions probably speak more directly to people than any other wild species. Through art, through literature, through symbolism and heraldry, through representations on flags and national emblems, lions have a universality that appeals regardless of culture, race, and national origin. Lions represent such a strong image to the world that words cannot but fail to express the true level of their iconic impact.
Lions represent hope and future, courage and strength, royalty and power. But they are also so very fragile and needing of our protection. We have all failed in the past to protect lions and to do what we innovatively could have years ago. Lions are now an endangered species, and we have watched the decline from the sidelines for far too long.
It is now up to us to have the courage, fortitude, and strength to protect and conserve a species globally representative of the freedom and importance of wild animals. It can be done, but not without your dedicated support of LionAid, a charity dedicated to lions and new visions for their conservation in the future.
About LionAid – the Charity Dedicated to Saving All Lions
LionAid was originally established in 2004, with the intention to raise funds to support lion research activities in Africa, initially targeting funding exclusively for the Okavango Lion Research Programme.
In October 2004 Pieter Kat was involved in a serious head-on collision with a drunk driver in Botswana. It took him over a year to recover any mobility, and further surgery was necessitated in 2006. As he was the principal researcher on the programme and crucial by presence in the UK to any fundraising effort, LionAid necessarily became dormant.
In early 2010, Chris Macsween and Pieter Kat decided to re-establish LionAid with new priorities and new trustees.
LionAid is registered Charity No 1137606.