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If you visit the savannahs of Africa you expect to see lions. However, the chances of doing so are rapidly diminishing. In 1975 there were around 200,000 lions roaming around Africa. In 2012, that number was estimated to be around 32,000. Other reports suggest this figure may be as low as 16,000 (tinyurl.com/b98f9g7). The African lion (Panthera leo) is currently classified as ‘vulnerable’ on the IUCN Red List. If this trend continues, the lion will be extinct within the next 40 years, which will have fundamental consequences for Africa’s ecosystem. In response, a range of conservation initiatives are under way to conserve and restore wild lion populations. Conservationists don’t necessarily agree on how to do it, but they do agree that we need to act fast to protect this globally iconic and important African predator before it disappears.
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2014|
Bibliographical noteThe article is freely available from the link given
Jackie Abell (Speaker)
13 Jul 2020 → 14 Aug 2020
Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Public Engagement Event
Research Output per year
An assessment of African lion Panthera leo sociality via social network analysis: prerelease monitoring for an ex situ reintroduction programDunston, E., Abell, J., Doyle, R., Kirk, J., Hilley, V. B., Forsyth, A. & Jenkins, E., Jun 2017, In : Current Zoology. 63, 3, p. 301-311 10 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article