Celebrating World Lion Day

August 10 is designated as World Lion Day and it is a relatively new event designed to celebrate Lions globally.

As community and conservation manager at The Safari Collection, I spend most of my time thinking or talking about lions and the importance of lion conservation but realise that many people around the world are probably unaware that the global lion population is in worrying decline. A hundred years ago we think there were over a million lions. Today it is estimated that there are between 20,000 or 35,000 lions on this planet and fewer than 2,000 lions left in the wild in Kenya. This is such a sad fact.