SHOW YOUR SUPPORT
Here at Safina we believe that no one is too small to make an impact and that every contribution no matter how small can help wildlife conservation. If you are passionate about lions and want to help save them in the wild, here are a just a few things that may help us to try and protect them as best we can. We believe in cooperation, please research and contact other lion conservation organisations too. Only together can we make a difference.
Spread The Word
The most important aspect of African lion conservation is that not many people know that lions are in trouble. Only the West African Lion is listed as Critically Endangered whereas lions in all other areas are only listed as Vulnerable. This means that lions are only really protected by where they happen to be which are either in protected or unprotected areas. You can help lions in the wild by spreading the word through word of mouth, social media or any other way you can, just let people know that lions need help. Only by spreading the word we can put pressure onto organisations and governments to give the African lion the protection that they badly need. If you belong to a club or society and you would like to learn more about our work please let us know and we can provide you with more information about lions in general and their conservation. We have in the past also given talks to various youth groups and depending on how far you are to our trustees we are always keen to give talks about our work and the plights facing lions in the wild.
Donate Towards Our Conservation Projects
Here at Safina 100% of your donation that reaches us will go directly into one of our conservation projects, we take no money for administration or commercial purposes, all leaflets are printed personally by the trustees as well as all website expenses and all of our trustees work strictly voluntarily. If you want to donate towards our conservation work you do so via our Just Giving page. However if you want to make an impact yourself you can fundraise for us via Just Giving. If you do decide to take part or organise a sponsored event and you would like to raise money for us then please feel free to contact us and we can share your event via social media and our website. Just Giving is a secure and safe fund raising tool and all money that we receive via Just Giving will go straight towards the conservation work that we support. We have been very fortunate to have received donations from people fundraising in all sorts of ways from sponsored events, various walks and runs, half marathons and even mountain climbs.
Do You Work In a Zoo? - Get Involved In Our Conservation and Education Projects
Here at Safina we are proud to work with a number of zoos across the country and we will feel that the impact that zoos can make on education and conservation work can be vital to species survival. Thanks to some talented and enthusiastic keepers we have set up partnerships with many zoos. Some zoos have generously raised money on world lion day on public talks which has gone straight to our conservation work. However if you can't commit to any funding don't let that stop you, our educational work is just as important to us. We are more than happy to work with you to share conservation messages via our educational 'Learn About Lions' leaflets which can be sent to your zoo for use at public talks or to be displayed in visitor and staff areas. We are also keen to visit as many of our zoo supporters as we can to meet them directly and to share information to them of our conservation work and the efforts that they are supporting us with.
You Can Also Get Involved In Our Lion Keepers Resource Group...
The LKRG is a joint partnership between the Safina Lion Conservation Fund and Apex Extreme which aims to promote the sharing of lion husbandry techniques and other information relevant to the care of lions in zoos. By sharing information between keepers and providing the information in one place we hope to create a useful resource that can be used by all lion keepers to promote good husbandry and to share new ideas. Click here to learn more.
If you have any more queries or you have another way that you would like to contribute please don't hesitate to contact us through the box below or through our email address. Only together we can help save this iconic species. This is why will always remain grateful of the support from all of our followers and we continue via social media to share the work of other conservation projects as they work often silently to preserve the 'King of the Beasts'.