World Lion Day

World Lion Day was declared in 2013 by Big Cat Rescue, to celebrate and raise awareness of the conservation as well as sustainable solutions to protect and save global wild lion populations from extinction. 

African Lions face multiple threats including habitat loss, trophy hunting, human-wildlife conflict, particularly in areas of human population growth. Lions are the second-largest cat in the world, weighing up to 550 pounds.

According to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, lions are a “vulnerable”, though recent years have shown a catastrophic decline in both range and populations. In 2020, researchers estimated total population had dropped to as few as 20,000 indviduals. Lions originally roamed all over Africa, North America and the Eurasian supercontinent, but their range is now reduced primarily to Africa and isolated parts of Asia.

Celebrate the day by enjoying the following collection of artwork by AFC members. Many are for sale with a portion of proceeds pledged to conservation.

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Endangered Inks 'Mamas Protection' | Wallhanging by Carroll Hutchings | Artists for Conservation
Artist: ENDANGERED INKS
Elsa | Wallhanging by Aga.Elliott | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Agnieszka (Aga) Elliott
Determined | Wallhanging by Rosana Venturini | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Rosana Venturini
Eye on the Prey | Wallhanging by Geraldine Simmons | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Geraldine Simmons
A Stolen Kill | Wallhanging by Kim Chase | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Kim C Chase
Serengeti Son | Wallhanging by Kim Chase | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Kim C Chase
Fierce Tenderness | Wallhanging by Michelle Waters | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Michelle Waters
Mommy and Me Playdate | Wallhanging by Rosana Venturini | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Rosana Venturini
Double Trouble | Wallhanging by Lucie Theroux | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Lucie Theroux
Your Majesty | Wallhanging by Geraldine Simmons | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Geraldine Simmons
‘On guard’ Lioness | Wallhanging by Christopher Cox | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Christopher Cox
A New Dawn | Wallhanging by Rosana Venturini | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Rosana Venturini
Kila Mara | Wallhanging by Chantal Dupuis | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Chantal Dupuis
Warrioress | Wallhanging by Geraldine Simmons | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Geraldine Simmons
Edit Artwork | Wallhanging by Ken Wallin | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Ken Wallin
Foodchain Disruption | Wallhanging by Sailev | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Simon Levasseur
Edit Artwork | Wallhanging by Rosana Venturini | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Rosana Venturini
Edit Artwork | Wallhanging by Rosana Venturini | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Rosana Venturini
Edit Artwork | Wallhanging by Rosana Venturini | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Rosana Venturini
King of a New Day | Wallhanging by Betsy Popp | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Betsy Popp
 | Wallhanging by Becci Crowe | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Becci Crowe
 | Wallhanging by Taylor Ann | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Taylor Ann Ivester
 | Wallhanging by Taylor Ann | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Taylor Ann Ivester
 | Wallhanging by Jerry Ragg | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Jerry Ragg
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