Ahead of the release of The Lion King, The Walt Disney Company and the Lion Recovery Fund have launched #ProtectThePride, a global campaign to help recover Africa’s embattled lion populations. Panthera is a proud partner of the LRF; our research and conservation actions have proven that by providing strong protection and increasing tolerance for lions among the people who live with them, we can successfully recover lion populations.
Tom Kaplan Talks 'The Lion King' and Conservation with CNN’s Richard Quest
Ahead of the release of The Lion King remake, Panthera Chairman and Co-Founder Dr. Thomas S. Kaplan chatted all things lion with Richard Quest on CNN International’s ‘Quest Means Business’ program.
Watch the interview to learn about the largely unknown conservation crisis facing Africa’s lions, Panthera’s partnership with Disney through the #ProtectThePride campaign, and some of our critical protective work and wins in Zambia and Namibia to protect the King of Beasts.
Panthera is the only organization in the world devoted exclusively to the conservation of the world’s wild cats. Our team of leading biologists and law enforcement experts develop innovative strategies to address the dire threats facing cheetahs, jaguars, leopards, lions, pumas, snow leopards, and tigers.
We are on the front lines, fighting to stop poaching, prevent conflict with people, conserve wild cat habitats, and reduce unsustainable legal hunting. These proven strategies don't just protect wild cats—they also protect their vast landscapes and the endless variety of life within them. These wild places are crucial to our planet’s health—and our own.