World Lion Day


Every year on August 10, the global community comes together to observe World Lion Day, a significant occasion that raises awareness about the challenges faced by lions and highlights their vital role in the ecosystems.

Key Points:

  • Origins and Purpose: World Lion Day was established in 2013 by Big Cat Rescue, the world's largest accredited sanctuary dedicated to lions.
  • Founder: The initiative was co-founded by Dereck and Beverly Joubert, who recognized the urgent need to draw attention to the declining lion populations and the threats they encounter in their natural habitats.
  • United Efforts for Conservation: In 2013, the partnership between National Geographic and the Big Cat Initiative led to the inception of World Lion Day.
  • Promoting Awareness and Conservation: World Lion Day holds immense significance as it amplifies the call for action and support in securing a sustainable future for lions.
  • The day underscores the pivotal role of lions in ecosystems and their cultural importance, emphasizing the urgent need for their conservation.