Lions embody power. They are the guardians of the Motherland, and have something regal to them. Their protection is very urgent, as there are less than 40.000 lions left in the wild and their population trends keep decreasing. One of the most brutal threats to lions is the canned hunting breeding farm industry, poaching, human-wildlife conflict with livestock ranching and habitat loss.
The proceeds of this artwork will go to Game Rangers International (GRI), a Zambian non-profit organisation focused primarily on ranger training, wildlife rescue operations, involving local communities and keeping an elephant orphanage. Their Resource Protection Programme protects Zambia's wildlife by countering illegal wildlife crime, and currently supports over 100 frontline rangers.