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Monday 2nd November 2015
Please read this carefully:
“We found a striking geographical pattern: African lion populations are declining everywhere, except in four southern countries (Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe). Population models indicate a 67% chance that lions in West and Central Africa decline by one-half, while estimating a 37% chance that lions in East Africa also decline by one-half over two decades. We recommend separate regional assessments of the lion in the World Conservation Union (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species: already recognized as critically endangered in West Africa, our analysis supports listing as regionally endangered in Central and East Africa and least concern in southern Africa.”
So there we go. Read that last sentence again. “[lions] may no longer be a flagship species of the once vast natural ecosystems across … the continent.”
So we should now rely on the future offered to lions in fenced and managed reserves?
Over my dead body. We just have not been fighting hard enough.
Let’s make 2016 the year of the lion. And get everyone motivated.
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Posted by Chris Macsween at 17:56
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