When The Last Lion Roars tells the story of a world losing its most charismatic predator, the lion, at unprecedented speed. In Africa, there are no lions left north of the Sahara and their range to the south has shrunk considerably.
Sara Evans explores the rise and fall of the king of the beasts and considers how a top carnivore that once roamed much of the earth has in recent times been brought to the brink of extinction. When The Last Lion Roars also looks at what is being done to save the world’s last lions and reverse the current crisis in lion conservation.
By interweaving vivid personal encounters with Africa’s last lions and their protectors all over the continent, When The Last Lion Roars turns the spotlight on the plight of one of the world's most iconic and mesmerising animals.
Sara Evans is an award-winning writer, specialising in travel and wildlife. Both her writing and photographs have been published around the globe.
Newspapers and magazines that have featured Sara’s work include the Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph, Independent on Sunday, BBC Wildlife Magazine, Africa Geographic and Lonely Planet Travel Magazine.
See examples of Sara’s work at saraevans.exposure.co
When The Last Lion Roars will be published in hardback by Bloomsbury in June 2018. It will also be available as an e- book and in paperback format in 2019.
You can pre-order your copy here.
To contact Sara regarding interviews or more information, please send an email to email@example.com or call her on 07984 146488.
Fewer then 20,000 lions remain in Africa
In the 1980s, there were more than 100,000
In Africa, lions have lost more than 92% of their historic range
Fewer than 250 adult lions remain in the region
The IUCN lists them as critically endangered
Without help, these lions will likely be gone in 20 years
Fewer than 530 lions, all of them in India
Asiatic lions once roamed across the Middle East and Asia
The IUCN lists them as endangered