LionAid in the Press

"Save the Lion!"

Friday 13th April 2012

The April 2012 edition of "Your Cat" Magazine featured an article on LionAid.

"Twenty years from now, without considered plans, all natural lion populations will be gone"

Click here to read the article in full.

Add a comment | Posted by Chris Macsween at 16:59

Call to ban lion trophy importation

Thursday 3rd November 2011

Call to ban lion trophy importation

 

 

Wanderlust have just published an article entitled "Call to ban lion trophy importation"...

 

 

"Conservation charity LionAid has called for a ban on the importation of lion trophies into the EU, in the hope that other countries will follow suit

LionAid, a charity aimed at protecting and conserving endangered lions worldwide, is leading the way towards a ban on the importation of lion trophies into the EU. The charity hopes that banning European importation of lion trophies, which can include rugs and necklaces, will put pressure on the USA to follow suit; making a worldwide ban an achievable objective......."

 

 

Click here to read the article in full.

Add a comment | Posted by Chris Macsween at 14:27

Lion trophy ban needed to save Africa's lions

A report by Wildlife Extra News about our campaign to ban the import of lion trophies into the EU.

"Just 2,500 adult male lions in Africa
There are now only around 2,500 adult male lions left in Africa and yet around 650 lion trophies (the vast majority of which are adult males) are LEGALLY exported every year. "

Click here to read the full article.

Add a comment | Posted by Chris Macsween at 00:23

Taking the plight of lions to the EU

Monday 10th October 2011

Taking the plight of lions to the EU

"Catherine met with Dr Pieter Kat and Chris Macsween to hear about how African lions are increasingly threatened and endangered with over 90% decline in the past 50 years....

..."I will be inviting Pieter, Christine and their colleagues over to Brussels to meet with Janez Potočnik, the EU's Environment Commissioner so we can raise our concerns discuss the options for the future."

Click here to read the full press release from Catherine Bearder South east Euro MP

Add a comment | Posted by Chris Macsween at 00:44

LSBC working with LionAid

Wednesday 5th October 2011

LSBC working with LionAid

"Callum Jackson and Phillip Martin on their work placements with Lion Aid, registered charity for raising awareness of endangered African lions"

 

Click here to hear what else LSBC had to say about LionAid...

Add a comment | Posted by Chris Macsween at 18:06

Euro MP Sharon Bowles calls for ban on import of lion trophies

"October 5, 2011 11:34 AM

Lib Dem MEP, Sharon Bowles, who represents South East England at the European Parliament, has met with Dr Pieter Kat and Chris Macsween of LionAid to discuss a ban on the import of lion trophies into the EU."

Click here to read the full press release by Sharon Bowles Euro MP

Add a comment | Posted by Chris Macsween at 00:36

UKIP lion skin auction 'stupid and insensitive'

From the BBC website:

"The planned auction of a lion skin and head by the UK Independence Party (UKIP) has been condemned by conservationists.

 

The item is being auctioned at UKIP's annual gala dinner in Eastbourne.

 

Chris MacSween, of Kent-based charity Lion Aid, said it was "stupid and insensitive" and UKIP was effectively "condoning lion trophy hunting"."

 

Read the full blog here

 

Add a comment | Posted by Chris Macsween at 19:19

LionAid in battle against the import of lion trophies

Conservation Jobs had this to say about LionAid:

 

"Regal, glorious with it’s flowing golden mane, the Lion is the jungle’s king.

An enchanting sight to see, with a roar that resonates, from the wild in Africa to the mantlepieces here in Europe.

Why Europe? one may ask? And at whose behest?

Alas, it was but for the absence of it, or of ban ‘gainst it’s importation that let this tragic tale be true.

LIONAID IS CAMPAIGNING TO BAN THE IMPORTATION OF LION TROPHIES INTO THE UK/EU….Join their cause."

 

Read the full blog here

Add a comment | Posted by Chris Macsween at 18:21

"The Lion Sleeps Tonight"

Tuesday 15th March 2011

"The King of the Beasts is in Decline"

 

LionAid is delighted to have been featured in the Winter/Spring 2011 edition of Dover Life with an article written by LionAid's very own Chris Macsween.

 

The colourful 2 page feature provides details about the charity, upcoming events and information on how people can get involved.

 

The piece can be viewed here.

"Lion Art Taking Pride of Place"

Thursday 3rd March 2011

LionAid is pleased to announce that our February art exhibition has been featured in the Kent Mercury (Dover, Folkestone and Hythe and Romney Marsh) newspaper.

 

"Photographs, paintings and other artwork featured at an exhibition staged by Dover-based charity LionAid.

On show were oil paintings by famed Hythe wildlife artist and conservation activist Paul Apps, inspired by his African trips.

They included Lion at Etosha Pan which will appear in Lions In Art, the forthcoming book by renowned lion conservation expert Dr Pieter Kat, who cofounded LionAid with fellow trustee Chris Macsween.

Other contributors were awardwinning Thanet wildlife photographer Vic Sharratt and mosaic artist Martin Cheek.

The artists donated some of the proceeds of their work to LionAid.

LionAid is growing successfully and is described as “punching way above its weight” in highlighting the dwindling population of African lions.

LionAid has teamed up with Tate and Lyle as the charity to represent the cowardly lion in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new production of The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium.

The charity’s campaign against trophy hunting of lions with Andrew Turner MP has made exciting progress championing the cause in an official debate in Parliament last November.

A spring ball will take place on May 14 at the Abbots Barton Hotel, Canterbury, including entertainment and a talk on the African lion by Dr Kat"

 

The team at LionAid would like to thank the Kent Messenger team for supporting our cause.

 

Credit: The article written by Tricia Jamieson of the KM Group.

http://www.kentonline.co.uk