Amy Dickman speaks at the UN
WildCRU is proud to see Amy Dickman, our Kaplan Senior Research Fellow, speaking so compellingly in favour of lion conservation. View the video here.
Asked what was needed, Amy cited a paper in which a group of us estimated that $1bn per annum was needed to support the protected areas where lions still exist (read the full paper). Amy’s stellar presentation urged companies to exercise their cultural conscience through donations to the Lion’s Share fund, an idea first proposed by WildCRU authors (you can read the full article here: https://www.mdpi.com/2076-2615/7/7/52/htm), and widely promoted by the Economist magazine https://www.economist.com/science-and-technology/2017/08/03/a-wild-idea-about-paying-for-conservation. It’s exciting to see the Lion’s Share growing.