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Media Advisory: Cabela Family Foundation overseeing largest move of wild lions to Mozambique August 5 through August 12

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Media Advisory: Cabela Family Foundation overseeing largest move of wild lions to Mozambique August 5 through August 12

"Twenty Four Lions" will be largest move and release for conservation of lions across an international border in history

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ZAMBEZE DELTA, Mozambique, Aug. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

WHAT:

The Cabela Family Foundation, along with wildlife experts, will release 24 wild lions into the Zambeze Delta of Mozambique, the largest conservation transport of wild lions across an international boundary in history.




The project will release the lions in a 4,500 square kilometer area, adding 2.5 million acres to lions' habitat in Africa where the species has been endangered.




Estimates show this project will increase the number of lions to as many as 500 within 15 years, and may even represent 10% of the world's wild lion population within 20 years.




The aim of the "Twenty Four Lions" project is to completely balance the natural ecosystem, not just to restore the lions.



WHO: 

The Cabela Family Foundation


Ivan Carter Wildlife Alliance


Zambeze Delta Safaris



WHEN: 

Sunday, August 5 through Sunday, August 12



WHERE: 

Coutada 11


Zambeze Delta, Mozambique

Twenty Four Lions Partners
Cabela Family Foundation, The Ivan Carter Wildlife Conservation Alliance; Zambeze Delta Safaris; Administração Nacional das Áreas de Conservação, The Bateleurs—a South African nonprofit of pilots, Marromeu Safaris and members of the community led by Chief Tozo. 

More information—including research and a link to donate—can be found at www.24lions.org and @TwentyFourLions on social media.

About The Cabela Family Foundation
The Cabela Family Foundation supports long-term, high-impact partnerships that fulfill the foundation's mission to create projects that promote conservation, access to wild spaces and charity toward others. The foundation continues the legacy of Dick and Mary Cabela, who founded the outdoor retailer Cabela's in 1961. With a focus on their deep love of the outdoors, the family grew the company to more than 82 stores nationwide before selling the company in 2016. www.cabelafamilyfoundation.org

Contact: Lia Truitt, David Wyatt or Emily Muhlberg
Elizabeth Christian Public Relations
ltruitt@echristianpr.com, dwyatt@echristianpr.com or emuhlberg@echristianpr.com
+1 (512) 472-9599

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SOURCE Cabela Family Foundation

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