post-title A world first in conservation, from Bolivia!

A world first in conservation, from Bolivia!

A world first in conservation, from Bolivia!

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Lion in Captivity

Developing nations are often guilty of putting conservation very low on their list of priorities, with the provision of basic facilities (food, water, shelter) for their population inevitably a more pressing concern. Bolivia seems to be breaking the mold however, and have become the first nation anywhere in the world to pass a law making it illegal for ANY wild animal to appear in a circus – good going!

This has meant that many of the animals already part of circuses in Bolivia have had to find new homes, not always an easy task. A recent success story however is that 25 lions have just found a home in a number of wildlife reserves in the US, and Animal Defenders International (ADI) are currently preparing them for the journey to their new home.

There is still a large illegal animal trafficking problem in Bolivia, mainly for the pet trade, but this circus law is a huge step in the right direction.

Click in here to read the BBC article about the rescued lions

Want to join the campaign to rescue wild animals from captivity in Bolivia? Click here to learn how to join our wild animal sanctuary project.