Executive Summary - Petition to list the African Lion (Panthera leo leo) as endangered pursuant to the U.S. Endangered Species Act

This Petition demonstrates that the African lion (Panthera leo leo) meets the statutory criteria for an Endangered listing under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  The petitioners – The International Fund for Animal Welfare, The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International, The Born Free Foundation/Born Free USA, Defenders of Wildlife, and The Fund for Animals – submit this Petition to the Secretary of the Interior requesting formal protection for the African lion as Endangered under the ESA.


Azzedine Downes,IFAW President and CEO
President and Chief Executive Officer
Beth Allgood, Campaigns Director, United States
Campaigns Director, United States
Cynthia Milburn, Director, Animal Welfare Outreach & Education
Senior Advisor, Policy Development
Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova, Regional Director, Russia & CIS
Regional Director, Russia & CIS
Erica Martin, Vice President of Communications
Vice President of Communications
Grace Ge Gabriel, Regional Director, Asia
Regional Director, Asia
Jason Bell, Program Director, Elephants Regional Director, South Africa
Program Director, Elephants, Regional Director, South Africa
Jeffrey Flocken, Regional Director, North America
Regional Director, North America
Jordi Casamitjana, Campaigns and Enforcement Manager, IFAW UK
Campaigns and Enforcement Manager, IFAW UK
Patrick Ramage, Program Director, Whales
Program Director, Whales
Sonja Van Tichelen, Regional Director, European Union
Regional Director, European Union
Tania McCrea-Steele, Global Wildlife Cybercrime Project Lead, IFAW UK
Global Wildlife Cybercrime Project Lead, IFAW UK