Background: Peter Lindsey harbours a lifelong passion for African wildlife conservation and has been working on and with African wildlife since 1993 when he started out as an apprentice in Save Valley Conservancy in Zimbabwe. Developing an early expertise on African wild dogs, he has worked on a broad array of conservation issues ranging from predator conservation, to the threats facing them and other wildlife, to wildlife ranching and community conservation. He has worked in Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Prior to joining Wildlife Conservation Network, he worked for Panthera’s Lion Programme as the policy co-ordinator. Peter holds a PHD from the Mammal Research Institute at the University of Pretoria. The Lion Recovery Fund provides funds raised to the best ideas for lion conservation around the continent. The $800,000 fund by Leonardo Dicaprio Foundation aims to invest in projects that protect lion habitats and promote the conservation of lions and their prey.