Footsteps Through Time

Footsteps Through Time
A History of Travel and Tourism to the Victoria Falls - www.zambezibookcompany.com

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Lions in crisis

At last the attention is being seriously focussed on thie issues of lion conservation and the dramatic loss of numbers (even the figure quoted below is believed to be an over estimate - a maximum of 20,000 appears to be more likely). Time for the international conservation community to act, for CITES to list the lion and endangered and to stop all trophy hunting of this species.

African lions – the killer kings in mortal danger from man and sham medicine
The Guardian, Monday 25 February 2013

Lion populations have fallen by 68% in just 50 years – from 100,000 to 35,000 today. What can be done to protect them?

Read more here.

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