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African Lions In Danger Of Extinction, Should Be Listed As Endangered Species, US Agency Says

A U.S. government agency has proposed a new rule that would list the African lion under the nation’s Endangered Species Act, or ESA. The move follows …

How can we save lions from extinction?

African lions are one of the world's most majestic creatures, but their numbers are dwindling. In response, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service wants …

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Lions Face Extinction in West Africa

Lions in West Africa are on the brink of extinction, new research suggests.<p>Fewer than 250 adults may be left in West Africa, and those big cats are …

Opinion: Imagining a World Without Lions

A conservationist argues that it could happen in our lifetimes.<p><i>Editor's note: Dereck Joubert is an award-winning filmmaker and conservationist; he and his wife Beverly are National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence and co-founders of the Big Cats Initiative.</i><p><b>There will never be a time that we will</b> …

The Importance of Wild Lions

<b>The Importance of Wild Lions</b><p>The knowledge and questions expressed on here about South African Lion Hunting seems to confirm my worst fears - that …

The Role of the Lion in the Ecosystem

Growing to lengths of 8 feet and weighing as much as half a ton, the African lion (Panthera leo) is a powerful and emblematic apex predator of the …

The Importance of African Lions

With majestic manes and powerful roars, hundreds of thousands of lions once ruled the plains of Africa. The African lion (Panthera leo) still roams …

Extinction

African Lions Face Extinction by 2050, Could Gain Endangered Species Act Protection

The African lion (<i>Panthera leo leo</i>) faces the threat of extinction by the year 2050, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service director Dan Ashe warned today. …

Lions Approach Extinction in West Africa

New study paints dire picture and outlines conservation needs.<p>Lions may soon disappear entirely from West Africa unless conservation efforts improve, a new study predicts.<p>The study, published January 8 in the peer-reviewed scientific journal <i>PLOS ONE</i>, presents "sobering results" of a survey that …