John Ball Zoo

Lion Recovery Fund


The Lion Recovery Fund’s goal is to double the number of lions by 2050 through deeper and broader actions by the conservation and philanthropic
community alike. The Lion Recovery Fund is managed by the Wild Conservation Network.

The fund targets protected landscapes—core protected areas and the communal areas within, around and connecting them—so that they are resourced and managed to help lions, their habitats and prey, and people thrive. 

The LRF supports creative, innovative campaigns that abate threats to wildlife and build the public, political, and philanthropic will to protect lions. Campaigns supported by the LRF are designed to build pride and support for lion conservation in Africa and to raise awareness in the West about the crisis facing lions.

Learn more at