Lion Country Series 1
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Dambwa Pride released!
Recently, CNN-GO published a list of eight worldwide travel destinations for people looking to get more out of their vacations than a few pictures and a suntan, and we were delighted to see that among the animal volunteer opportunities listed was ALERT's Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, Lion Rehabilitation and Release Program.
Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn't matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle...when the sun comes up, you'd better be running. -African Proverb.
From 450,000 lions in the 1940s to 23,000 today. Sobering to describe what's in that number.
We were surprised and very happy to hear the news this weekend that ALERT is gearing up to release their second pride into a purpose-built enclosure at their Livingstone, Zambia, location.
September 1st will mark the one year anniversary of the release of the Ngamo Pride.
The African Lion & Environmental Research Trust works with all sectors of society throughout Africa to promote the development of sustainable lion conservation management plans. ALERT is proud to foster partnerships with stakeholders to collaboratively develop and implement African solutions to African challenges. ALERT promotes community action by raising awareness, motivating and empowering people to protect and restore their environment and improve livelihoods.
Panthera leo, the lion, Africa's most iconic symbol, is dwindling in numbers at an alarming rate.