Lions

This collaborative web portal is a joint venture of CITES, CMS and the IUCN Cat Specialist Group, aiming to facilitate the posting and sharing of information regarding conservation and management of the African lion (Panthera leo). With a range extending mostly through countries of sub-Saharan Africa, the lion is one of Africa’s most endangered large carnivores, with only 23,000-39,000 mature individuals estimated to remain in the wild.

                                           

The joint CITES/CMS/IUCN Lion Web Portal implements CITES COP17 Decision 17.241 j) and CMS COP12 Decision 12.67 a), which called for the creation of a common portal of collaboration across the lion Range States.

CITES Decision 17.241 j):

The Secretariat shall:

Subject to external funding, in collaboration with African lion range States, the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), create a portal on the CITES website to permit, amongst other things, the posting and sharing of information and voluntary guidance on the making of non-detriment findings for African lion.

CMS Decision 12.67 a)

The Secretariat shall:

Subject to external funding and in collaboration with African Lion Range States, and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and on matters falling within the remit of CMS, collaborate with the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to consult with the CITES Secretariat on developing a joint web portal to permit, amongst other things, the posting and sharing of information regarding conservation and management of African Lions.

This web portal also supports other provisions in CITES Decision 17.241 and CMS Decision 12.67 by hosting the results of implementing those provisions and creating a common portal of collaboration across the lion Range States.

© Nick Dale

Countries

Title Status Status date CMS Party number Region
Angola Range State 099 Africa
Benin Range State 021 Africa
Botswana Range State Africa
Burkina Faso Range State 030 Africa
Cameroon Range State 001 Africa
Central African Republic Range State Sig Africa
Chad Range State 051 Africa
Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa) Range State 034 Africa
eSwatini Range State 118 Africa
Ethiopia Range State 113 Africa
Guinea Range State 041 Africa
Guinea-Bissau Range State 047 Africa
Kenya Range State 058 Africa
Malawi Range State 129 Africa
Mali Range State 024 Africa
Mozambique Range State 112 Africa
Namibia Range State AM Africa
Niger Range State 001 Africa
Nigeria Range State 022 Africa
Senegal Range State 027 Africa
Instrument nameAfrican Carnivores Initiative - Lions
Website URLhttp://www.cms.int/lions/

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