Lions are a symbol of strength and power. Throughout Africa and portions of Asia, lions become associated with the wild. Yet few people know that these large cats have experienced a significant range loss, with only about 20,000 lions remaining. Enough habitat remains to allow for a substantial recovery of their numbers, but we should act swiftly. By maintaining and connecting critical populations throughout their range in Africa, we can restore lion numbers to a healthy 30,000 individuals by 2030.