by AdminSoa
August 10, 2013

The 10th of August 2013 marks the first World Lion Day, which has been organized to raise global awareness about the steep decline of Africa’s lion population.

 

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World Lion Day encourages individuals and groups to hold campaigns or events that support conservation efforts on the ground. In 1975 there was an estimated 250,000 lions in Africa, yet today the continent wide population stands at a mere 25 – 30,000 individuals. This staggering 80-90% decline combines with the fragmentation and isolation of those remaining sub-populations with little long-term viability.

Today the lion is threatened with: Habitat loss Prey loss Human-wildlife conflict Unsustainable trophy hunting practices Poaching Disease Inbreeding

Source: worldlionday.com

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