Sunday, 20 March 2016

ARTICLE: Lions Are Making a Surprising Comeback--but Only When They Are Kept behind Fences

In the summer of 2015 a single dead lion, Cecil, dominated the news. Trophy hunting is not without its complications, but Panthera leo faces even larger problems than wealthy hunters with big guns. 

Classified as threatened, lions suffer from habitat loss, depletion of prey, retaliatory killing for real or perceived losses of human life and livestock, poaching for traditional medicine, and more.

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