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, NGO’s 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.