Annalisa LOVES her birthdays. She also LOVES lions. It probably doesn't hurt that she fell in love with The Lion King a few years ago, but she also loves real lions in the wild apart from any Disney storylines and has wanted to help protect them in this time of real risk to their survival in the wild. In lieu of birthday gifts, we invite you to team up with us in making a donation to Panthera in whatever amount you choose.
Panthera, a Charity Navigator 4-star organization, is dedicated to advocating for and protecting wild cats all around the world. Their Project Leonardo initiative "aims to bring lion populations back to a minimum of 30,000 lions. This goal necessitates protecting and connecting core lion populations across Africa. Panthera is collaborating with governments, rural communities and statutory authorities, local governments and communities, and NGOs to address traditional killing of lions in local cultures, mitigate human-lion conflict, including retaliatory persecution, address bushmeat poaching, and reduce levels of legal trophy hunting."