African-lion Working Group

Mission Statement

The Mission of the ALWG is the promotion of comprehensive, scientifically based conservation
strategies for all free roaming lion populations in Africa.

We aim to:

  • Provide a forum for discussion and debate regarding lion conservation and relevant research
    matters, and act as a communication and networking portal.
  • Disseminate factual, scientifically based information to managers, politicians, NGO’s and the general public.
  • Support individuals who are conducting research on lions and who are working in Africa towards the conservation and management of free roaming lion populations in accordance with IUCN principles.
  • Promote the development and maintenance of comprehensive management strategies and plans for all lion populations in Africa.
  • Work with stakeholder groups within the framework of ALWG policy.
  • Seek assistance from its affiliate organisations and any other credible organisation, if required, to
    support its recommendations.
  • The African Lion Working Group is affiliated with the Cat Specialist Group and the Conservation
    Breeding Specialist Group of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature/Species Survival Commission.

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