When I heard that the fourth book in the Remembering Wildlife series was going to be about the survival of lions, I was really pleased. But, knowing that the conservation of lions is a minefield steeped in political, economic and environmental issues, I wondered where anyone would even begin on the subject, in order to make a cohesive objective.
On receiving the book, I was delighted to see the cover is graced with a beautiful, yet mysterious, portrait of a male lion, with a full mane, taken and donated by Federico Veronesi, whose image was also chosen for the cover of Remembering Elephants.
On the inside sleeve notes, photographer and Founder of Remembering Wildlife, Margot Raggett, asks us if we want this book to be a just a celebration, or an obituary as well. A hard-hitting punch, but one that is justified, as she goes on to state “Wild lions are now just found in sub-Saharan Africa and a small pocket in India, with only around 20,000 left”...