1 Tahrcountry Musings: Africa Lions in Peril

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Africa Lions in Peril

African Lions are in dire straits. Lions have lost 80 percent of their historic range in the last century. Threatened everywhere in Africa, they are in real bad situation in the densely populated west. The predator is doing far better in the east and south of the continent than elsewhere. The estimates are that there are between 23,000 to 40,000 lions in Africa. Of that, only 2,000 to 4,000 are in west and central Africa and the rest in East and Southern Africa. In West most of the lion populations were small and isolated. Small numbers meant that the populations were vulnerable to disease outbreaks and other sudden impacts.

2 comments:

Blu~ said...

This saddens and angers me, now I have to go be pissed and depressed, later...

Prsanth Kodai said...

Yes. It sure saddens and angers me also.The king of the jungle disappearing will be a real tragedy

Prasanth Kodai