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OUR IMPACT TIMELINE

The Safina Lion Conservation Fund was formed as a registered charity to carry out the following objectives to conserve and to educate. We believe that transparency is key so we created this page to highlight the exact donations and work that we have been able to carry out following the help of our supporters.

This timeline has been created to allow you to track the progress that we have made so far on our mission to work with others to protect and monitor lions in the wild. Use the timeline to see how we have progressed with meeting our charitable objectives to conserve and to educate and which of our focus areas as defined in our conservation strategy our actions have met.

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Charity formed in April 2017

Objective

Focus Area

August 2017

Ambassadors For The Wild Project launched at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm. This is the start of our work to cooperate with zoos across the UK.

Education

September 2017

One of our trustees visits the Maasai Mara, Kenya to see first hand the problems facing lions in the wild.

Conservation/Education

December 2017

First donation made to Lion Guardians. $1500 is sent to sponsor the salary of Lion Guardian Longoi Ole Parsitau.

Conservation

  • Involving Local Communities 

  • Lions Outside Protected Areas

July 2018

Fighting For Their Future Conservation Strategy launched. This new strategy sees serious assessment given to our conservation work with three focus areas created.

Conservation Strategy

August 2018

Learn About Lions Project launched in time for World Lion Day. This project links the educational work on our website to our educational work with our zoo partners.

Education Strategy

December 2018

Second donation made to Lion Guardians. $1500 is sent to sponsor the salary of Lion Guardian Kuya Kipampa after Longoi retires.

Conservation

  • Involving Local Communities 

  • Lions Outside Protected Areas

August 2019

First donation made to the Mara Predator Conservation Programme. $3500 is sent to sponsor a GPS collar and the associated veterinary fees required to fit it to a young male.

Conservation

  • Young Dispersing Male Lions

December 2019

First donation made to Kope Lion. $3278 is sent to sponsor a GPS collar and the associated transmission fees to receive the data.

Conservation

  • Young Dispersing Male Lions

Third donation made to Lion Guardians. $1500 is sent to sponsor the salary of Lion Guardian Kuya Kipampa.

Conservation

  • Involving Local Communities 

  • Lions Outside Protected Areas

February 2020

One of our trustees visits the Maasai Mara, Kenya along with representatives from Wild Arena Ltd and Knowsley Safari to visit the Mara Predator Conservation Programme Team.

Conservation/Education

Future Kings Project launched following the visit to meet the team at the Mara Predator Conservation Programme. This combines our collaring sponsorship work to highlight our focus on young male lions.

Conservation Strategy

  • Young Dispersing Male Lions

June 2020

Communication from the Kope Lion team that our sponsored collar has been put onto a five year old male lion named Laipangwa.

Conservation

  • Young Dispersing Male Lions

January 2021

Fourth donation made to Lion Guardians. $1500 is sent to sponsor the salary of Lion Guardian Kuya Kipampa.

Conservation

  • Involving Local Communities 

  • Lions Outside Protected Areas

Second donation made to Kope Lion. $438 is sent to sponsor the annual transmission fee for Laipangwa's collar.

Conservation

  • Young Dispersing Male Lions

Second donation made to the Mara Predator Conservation Programme. $475 is sent to sponsor a months fuel for their lion monitoring vehicles during the fall out of the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Conservation

  • Young Dispersing Male Lions

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The Safina Lion Conservation Fund has donated a total of £10,736 towards our conservation partners with an additional £248 used for transfer and banking fees.

100% of the money raised through our charity goes to make these donations to our conservation partners with no money going towards any of our trustees or administration fees. The donations are shown in US dollars $ because this is the currency that our three conservation partners work in so we follow this to ensure our sponsorships match what is required.

working with zoo lions for wild lions

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