30 Jun '15, 8pm

African Lions Have Declined by 42 Percent. Here’s How You Can Help.

African lions desperately need our help. According to new data, their numbers are suffering at an unprecedented rate, particularly in West Africa. African Lions have Declined by 42 Percent As reported in Scientific American , new data from International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) paints a grim picture for our beloved lions. According to the data, over the course of 21 years, African lions have declined by a whopping 42 percent. The fate of the lions could be much worse. Conservation efforts in African countries like Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe have kept the lions off the IUCN Red List’s endangered category. But they’re close. And these successful protected reserves can’t handle more lions. While these four African countries have stepped up for lions in big ways, the rest of the continent has not. In some parts of Africa, the lion population ha...

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