The Mission of the ALWG is the promotion of comprehensive, scientifically based conservation strategies for all free roaming lion populations in Africa.
Its aims are to:
*Provide a forum for discussion and debate regarding lion conservation and relevant research matters, and act as a communication and networking portal.
* Disseminate factual, scientifically based information to managers, politicians, NGOs and the general public.
* Support individuals who are conducting research on lions and who are working in Africa towards the conservation and management of free roaming lion populations in accordance with IUCN principles.
*Promote the development and maintenance of comprehensive management strategies and plans for all lion populations in Africa.
* Work with stakeholder groups within the framework of ALWG policy.
* Seek assistance from its affiliate organisations and any other credible organisation, if required, to support its recommendations.