Jump to content




See all Safaritalk Special Offers

Message to Guests.

Welcome to Safaritalk where we have been talking Safaris and wildlife conservation since 2006. As a guest you're welcome to read through certain areas of the forum, but to access all the facilities and to contribute your experience, ask questions and get involved, you'll need to be a member - so register here: it's quick, free and easy and I look forward to having you as a Safaritalker soon. Matt.


Photo

World Lion Day

african lion conservation

  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 World Lion Day

World Lion Day

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 6 posts
  • Local time: 04:20 PM
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Africa
  • Category 1:NGO
  • Category 2:NGO

Posted 09 May 2013 - 10:51 AM

Every year many people gather to fundraise for and celebrate World Rhino Day, World Tiger Day, International Polar Bear Day and more recently World Elephant Day. These annual markings draw attention to those species in jeopardy and help raise conservation awareness. Despite being the most iconic animal in the world, and suffering population estimates lower than those of the rhino, the elephant and the polar bear, there is no such recognition for the lion...

 

The lion is an enduring symbol worldwide and has captivated our hearts throughout the millennia, but despite this fascination with the King of Beasts we appear to have complete disregard for their preservation. 

 

Knowledge of the lion's plight is few and far between, and many quite simply have never heard of the Asiatic sub species!

 

Having been crowned the King of the Jungle the species is now dying a silent extinction. Their resonance throughout a plethora a cultures and ability to conjure up images of power, strength, prowess, nobility and divinity means many people find it hard to believe the lion is dying out. Does anyone ever connate the words 'vulnerable and 'endangered' when envisioning a lion?

 

The global media are finally beginning to catch the dying lion's scent and reports are begin to circulate regarding their habitat loss, persecution and dramatic population declines. But it is coming too little too late.

 

World Lion Day will be the first annual campaign to celebrate the lion's importance to us all culturally, symbolically, economically and ecologically. The theme is the global heritage of the lion and it is hoped that on the day itself, 10th august, nations will unite in their shared heritage of the species. 

 

As an independent campaign the day will act as a large awareness platform for the two species of lions and all those individuals and NGOs working to conserve them. 

 

A website has been recently launched alongside social media sites. What is needed now is more promotion/support from others and interest from other donor dependents who wish for WLD to support them by encouraging the general public to fundraise for them. 

 

Should any Safaritalk members be interested in becoming a supporter and/or beneficiary please email rae@worldlionday.com or info@worldlionday.com. 

 

 

Attached Images

  • WLD Toit IMG.jpg

  • madaboutcheetah likes this

#2 kittykat23uk

kittykat23uk

    Order of the Pith

  • Moderators
  • 4,504 posts
  • Local time: 03:20 PM
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Naarfolk
  • Category 1:Tourist (regular visitor)
  • Category 2:Wildlife Photographer/Artist

Posted 09 May 2013 - 12:11 PM

Happy too offer some images for promotion. Got a few nice ones of asiatic lions.

 

8704090387_327f822fff_b.jpg
P3262358conv by kittykat23uk, on Flickr

 

:)


  • madaboutcheetah likes this
If an experience is amazing enough to be "once in a lifetime," I want to do it every year.
Alex: "Whoa! Hold up there a second, fuzzbucket. You mean like, uh, the live in a mud hut wipe yourself with a leaf type wild?"
King Julian: “Who wipes?”

#3 World Lion Day

World Lion Day

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 6 posts
  • Local time: 04:20 PM
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Africa
  • Category 1:NGO
  • Category 2:NGO

Posted 10 May 2013 - 02:00 PM

Fantatsic! Thanks very much. 'Kittykat23uk' are these your own images? If so would you like to message me your name for copyright of the image to be used on our website?







© 2006 - 2016 www.safaritalk.net - Talking Safaris and African Wildlife Conservation since 2006. Passionate about Africa.

Welcome guest to Safaritalk.
Please Register or Login to use the full facilities.