The reintroduction of lions to Rwanda after they were wiped out following the terrible genocide of 1994 is wonderful news. Lions are threatened and in decline in many parts of Africa so this move to bring them back after 20 years is very positive. Over hunting, decline of prey species, and poaching activities have all played a part in the sad decline from hundreds of thousand of lions to estimates of around 20000 now. This majestic predator is so much a part of the identity of Africa, just like the elephant and rhino that all face a terrible struggle to survive. Let us hope that intervention measures such as this reintroduction can help create a new generation.