Lions are top predators in their environment. It means they play a crucial role in keeping a healthy balance of numbers among other animals. Powerful and majestic, the king of the beasts has no natural predators. But unthinkably, African lion numbers have plummeted by over 40% in the last three generations, due to loss of living space and conﬂict with people. By protecting a lion’s landscape, we’re helping the whole area to thrive, which doesn’t just benefit wildlife but the people who rely on local natural resources too.
Extinction Risk: Vulnerable