Sunday, January 12, 2014

The 'King of Beasts' threatened by extinction in Western Africa

Plagued by underfunding, little governmental support, poaching and indiscriminate killing by cattle herders, many of the countries in Western Africa have little control or incentive to save the few remaining western African lions left in the wild.
Six years ago, the big cat conservation organization, Panthera, began an important surveythat would involve trekking through 17 African nations, in search of the elusive West African lion, historically considered a sub-species of Panthera leo senegalensis.

Source: Here

No comments:

Post a Comment