14 Jul '11, 3pm

Just a Reminder: Lions May Be Extinct in 15 Years

As in, gone from the wild. Kaput. Lions, one of the most iconic big cats -- indeed, one of the most beloved animals the world over -- have been undergoing a rapid decline over the last 50 years. In 1960, there were 450,000 lions in the wild. In 2010, there were 20,000. Do the math: If this trajectory continues, we will be living in a lion-less world in just over a decade. This unfortunate fact got some attention a few months back, when the National Geographic's Dereck and Beverly Loubert were touring in support of their cautionary documentary 'the Last Lions'. But not nearly enough. That prospect resurfaced yesterday in an article over on the Digital Journal , and it brought the thoroughly day-ruining news to light all over again. Photo: fortherock via Flickr/CC BY-SA What's behind the precipitous drop in lion populations across Africa? Treehugger Jessica Root tallied up t...

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Just a Reminder: Lions May Be Extinct in 15 Years

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As in, gone from the wild. Kaput. Lions, one of the most iconic big cats -- indeed, one of the most beloved animals the wo...

Just a Reminder: Lions May Be Extinct in 15 Years

Just a Reminder: Lions May Be Extinct in 15 Years

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