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, awareness and funding, especially pertaining 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 their illegal trade.
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-emtive killings), illegal bush meat trade (consequences which include indiscriminate snaring’s 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.
The Kevin Richardson Wildlife Sanctuary transforms the way humans think, interact and behave toward the keeping of large carnivores. Show your support by purchasing one of his shirts. Just a few more of the colours and designs available in our new store! Check it out
Kevin decided to republish due to demand for the book. He has updated a few chapters in the book to reflect his current ever evolving views. They include the chapters on hunting & keeping of lions. Obviously his past is his past, so he can't change those chapters. Read more
#ShockWildlifeTruths: Will SA's estimated 7 000 canned lions all end up this way?
The issue of canned lion hunting has never received as much attention than before the death of Cecil the lion or the controversial SA based-documentary Blood Lions.
And while many strides have been made over the last two years against the unethical practices of canned lion hunting - questions have remained around what the future would be for SA's estimated 7 000 lion in captivity if the practice was banned outright.Read more
You might not think of a dental procedure as dangerous, but when the operation takes place on lions, leopards and hyenas, the stakes are raised.