Welcome to the official website of the Safina Lion Conservation Fund. We are a lion conservation and education charity - Registered Charity Number 1172709 founded in April 2017 by a group of four trustees. Please browse the website for more information on the charity, educational material about lions and their behaviour in the wild and information about the work we support.

We work with our zoo and conservation partners to carry out our two main objectives below.




We support conservation organisations working directly with lions in the wild and the people who have to coexist with them. Currently we support three conservation organisations. For more information click here.



We work with zoos to hold educational events and we also maintain education pages on our website to allow people open access to information about lions in the wild, how they live, the threats they face and lots more.

Our total contribution to conservation since April 2017 donated to our conservation partners has been £10,736. This has allowed us to sponsor the efforts shown below. You can donate towards our conservation projects online via Just Giving linked here. 100% of all donations that we receive will go towards making donations to our conservation partners to carry out vital work to protect and monitor lions in the wild.

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To sponsor the salary of a Lion Guardian four years in a row. Our sponsored Lion Guardian Kuya Kipampa is pictured above, photo thanks to John Merishi of Lion Guardians.

To sponsor a GPS collar and the veterinary fees required to fit it as well as a months fuel for a lion monitoring vehicle. One of our trustees and supporters with Senior Scientist Niels Mogensen of the Mara Predator Conservation Programme.

To sponsor a GPS collar and the associated transmission fees to receive the data for two years. Picture here shows the Kope Lion team fitting our sponsored collar on five year old male lion Laipangwa.


Our charity is named after a lioness who was born at Linton Zoo in 2005. Safina and her companion Zuri are the lions on our logo and still reside at Linton with their offspring Kali and Nabulaa. For more information on Safina and her family please click here. It is our aim to create a conservation legacy for this family of lions.

Our commitment to conservation is personal and by being inspired by zoo lions we aim work towards our goal to conserve lions. We are proud to work with zoos and we believe that by continuing our work with zoos we can increase our education and conservation output to much greater levels.



One of our trustees and volunteers and trustees from Apex Extreme took part in a 23km sponsored walk and litter pick on the 5th September. We chose 23km to represent the estimated 23,000 lions left in the wild. Whilst raising awareness for lion conservation we also picked up litter as part of Apex Extreme’s ‘Take out the trash’ campaign as they work to protect predators and their habitats all over the globe, even smaller predators in the UK too. This collaboration marks another way both charities are working together to see through their aims and objectives to conserve predators. You can still donate, click here.

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