Kevin Richardson’s unique relationship with some of Africa’s apex predators have opened many doors and captivated the imagination of many people throughout the world. He has presented and produced several documentaries that detail his relationships with the animals and highlight the plight of lions both in captivity and in the wild.
THE KEVIN RICHARDSON
WILDLIFE SANCTUARY’S MISSION
The Kevin Richardson Wildlife Sanctuary’s mission is to provide a self-sustaining African carnivore sanctuary for the purposes of wild species preservation. Through education, outreach and funding, our mission is to bring awareness to the rapid decline of large carnivores in Africa due to habitat loss, human-predator conflict, the illegal bush meat trade, unscrupulous hunting, disease, and illegal trade.
ON THE LIONS
There are thought to be as few as 15000-20000 lions left in the wild in Africa. Today the biggest threats lions face are habitat loss (largely due to human encroachment), human – lion conflict (retaliatory and pre-emptive killings), illegal bush meat trade (consequences which include indiscriminate snaring and prey depletion), unscrupulous trophy hunting, lion poaching (for the lion bone trade in the far east) and to a lesser extent disease.
Lion populations face a combination of these threats in the affected lion range states where numbers are declining.
#FeelingGrateful Many of you know that for over a year now, we have been the target of a hateful smear campaign, involving blatant lies and misinformation about everything we do. These constant attacks have been aimed at just about anyone involved with us, from photographers to guides, to veterinarians to the people working behind the scenes, nobody has been spared. We always swore that we would not stoop to their level. The lower they went, the higher we held our heads. Well, today we were informed of a new page that is taking all these lies, and breaking them down. We’re not sure who is behind this page, but we are beyond grateful that someone has taken the initiative. As a thank you, please go and give their page a like and let’s show Watching the CW Watchdog that they have our full support.
Update on Naiobi- Would you believe Naiobi had her left eye operation just over 2 years ago. She had severe glaucoma and the decision was made to remove the eye to improve her quality of life. Before the op she was irritable, snappy and skittish. These days she’s confident, happy and playful. She’s copes extremely well with her impediment
Wishing all who celebrate a happy Easter and Happy Passover, and a wonderful long weekend.