World Lion Day 2023: August 10 History, Theme, Significance, and Quotes

World Lion Day 2023: World Lion Day is an international annual event observed on the 10th of August. World Lion Day 2023 is celebrated to raise awareness about the conservation and protection of Lions. Lion's scientific name is ‘Panthera Leo’. They are known as the ‘Kings of the Jungle’ due to their majestic look and personality. The wild cat ‘Asiatic Lion’ is considered a vulnerable and endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List. World Lion Day 2023 is observed globally to preserve and protect the lions in their natural environment. World Lion Day 2023 is celebrated to bring attention to these wild cats by raising funds and providing protective measures. This article will help you to know a detailed explanation of World Lion Day History, World Lion Day 2023 Theme, World Lion Day 2023 Significance, World Lion Day 2023 quotes, and some important FAQs related to World Lion Day 2023.

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World Lion Day History

  • The Big Cat Initiative (BCI) was formed in 2009 and was initiated by Dereck and Beverly Joubert to protect the lions. 
  • Dereck and Beverly Joubert are conservationists and filmmakers. As a result of poaching and hunting these wild cats are declined in large numbers.
  • Big Cat Initiative (BCI) was started in partnership with National Geographic to protect the remaining lion species.
  • Another initiative ‘World Lion Day’ was launched and the first Lion Day was observed in 2013.
  • World Lion Day is celebrated to raise awareness about the conservation and protection of Lions from threats.
  • World Lion Day is celebrated to spread awareness and educate people about the importance of lions.
  • In India, the “Asiatic Lion Conservation Project” was launched by the Ministry of Environment, Forests, and Climate Change (MoEFCC) under Schedule 1 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972.

 

World Lion Day 2023 Theme

The World Lion Day 2023 theme is yet to be announced. Last year World Lion Day 2022 theme was Asiatic Lions. This theme was made to keep the Asiatic Lions focused and highlight the threats faced by them. Every year a new theme will be shared for World Lion Day.

 

World Lion Day 2023 Significance

The main objective of World Lion Day is to raise awareness about the conservation and protection of Lions from threats. World Lion Day is celebrated to spread awareness and educate people about the importance of lions. Lion's scientific name is Panthera Leo. Lions are classified as African Lion (Panthera Leo Leo) and Asiatic Lion (Panthera Leo Persica). Lions wandered through Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East some three million years ago. Asiatic lions are smaller than African lions. Lions are the apex predator that helps in maintaining ecological balance. World Lion Day helps in creating more natural habitats for Lions by improving more spacious natural parks and sanctuaries. In India, the “Asiatic Lion Conservation Project” was launched by the Ministry of Environment, Forests, and Climate Change (MoEFCC) under Schedule 1 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972.

 

World Lion Day 2023 Quotes

  • “I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.”- Alexander the Great
  • “I never thought much of the courage of a lion tamer. Inside the cage, he is at least safe from people.”- George Bernard Shaw
  • “Most women defend themselves. It is the female of the species- it is the tigress and lioness in you which tends to defend when attacked.”- Margaret Thatcher
  • “I try to think of myself as a lion, bringing down the kill, controlling the jungle. A lion controls his jungle.”- John Daly
  • “Intelligence entails a strong mind, but genius entails a heart of a lion in tune with a strong mind”.- Criss Jami
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World Lion Day 2023 FAQs

Q. When is World Lion Day 2023 celebrated?

A. World Lion Day 2023 is celebrated on August 10, 2023.

Q. Which country has the highest Lion population?

A. Tanzania has the highest Lion population.

Q. Which organization declared Lions a vulnerable species?

A. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) declared Lions a vulnerable species.




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