21 Aug '12, 1pm

How to Save 2,000 Lions from Extinction

How to Save 2,000 Lions from Extinction

Close your eyes and imagine the Kenyan landscape. Now, when you picture the grasses and the animals in this area rich with wildlife -- gazelles, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, hyena and warthogs -- make sure that you do not include lions. Why, you ask? Because that's what kind of a future we're dangerously leaning toward in Africa. Here are some frightening statistics: In the last 20 years, the African lion population has dropped by 30-50%, and lions are gone from as much as 83% of their historical range in Africa. And in Kenya, the next 20 years could see the complete extinction of the remaining 2,000 lions. Picture the African landscape without lions -- it seems like an impossible task, right? Ewaso Lions is a conservation group that wants to make sure it is impossible. Ewaso Lions states, "The Ewaso Nyiro ecosystem of northern Kenya provides critical habitat for these bi...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/how-save-200...

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