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Threat Of Extinction Looms For West Africa's Lion Population
2014-01-09 14:42:05

[ Watch the Video: Africa's Lions In Peril ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The African lion is facing extinction across West Africa, with numbers dropping to as low as 250, according to a new report published in the journal PLOS ONE. The African lion once thrived throughout the entire West African region, ranging from Senegal to Nigeria. However, a team of researchers led by Philipp Henschel, of the wild cat conservation group Panthera, shows just how endangered...

Lions Face Extinction, Half Likely Gone Within 40 Years
2013-03-06 11:42:06

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Most people want to see wild animals run free and unrestricted in their natural habitat. However, that scenario may come to pass for African lions, which could benefit greatly from living securely within the confines of a protective fence. According to a new study in Ecology Letters, about half of Africa's wild lion population could decline to near extinction levels over the next 20 to 40 years without critical conservation...

Captive Lion Programs 'Conservation Myth'
2012-08-02 10:43:35

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Panthera, a wild cat conservation group, published a new report in the international conservation journal, Oryx, concerning the reintroduction of captive lions to the wild. Panthera is the world's leading conservation organization devoted entirely to wild cats and their ecosystems. Panthera develops and implements global conservation strategies for the largest and most endangered cats. The report, 'Walking with lions: Why there is...

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2009-06-23 13:06:19

A U.S. study has determined sport hunters are depleting lion and cougar populations in both the United States and Africa. The study, led by University of Minnesota Professor Craig Packer, looked at the number of lions and cougars killed by hunters during the past 15 to 25 years in Africa and the western United States. The analysis suggests sport hunting takes a significant toll on the large feline species because replacement males routinely kill their predecessors' cubs to improve their...

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2008-06-19 12:50:00

Despite tensions between their governments, wildlife experts from Iran and the West are collaborating to save endangered Asiatic cheetahs from extinction in the rugged, mountainous region of central Iran. The country is thought to host the only 60 - 100 Asiatic cheetahs that remain in the wild. The animals inhabit the unforgiving terrain of jagged peaks, gorges and arid plains in the Kuh-e Bafgh protected area in central Iran's Yazd province. Conservation groups from Britain and the U.S. are...

2005-08-30 14:45:16

NEW YORK (Aug. 30, 2005) -- Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) scientists, working in conjunction with Iran's Department of Environment (DOE) in an isolated region in the Dar-e Anjir Wildlife Refuge, recently discovered that a remote camera set out to survey wildlife had photographed an entire family of extremely rare Asiatic cheetahs. The pictures show an adult female and her four youngsters resting in the shade of a tree, marking the largest-known group of these rare cats ever photographed...


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