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

The West African lion once thrived throughout the entire West African region, ranging from Senegal to Nigeria. However, new research shows that the population of these big cats is down to just 250 animals.

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

According to a new study in Biology Letters, about half of Africa's wild lion populations could decline to near extinction levels over the next 20 to 40 years without critical conservation measures.

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

A new report asserts that commercial wildlife encounter operations promoting the reintroduction of captive lions to the wild do little to further the conservation of African lions in the wild.

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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.

2005-08-30 14:45:16

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.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.