African lion survival may be dependent on corridor creation

Across Africa, lion populations are threatened by continued reductions in their range and associated genetic isolation. A new study published this month in Landscape Ecology shows that strategic directional fencing and/or corridors aimed at directing lions between protected areas may be a viable solution for lion conservation. Landscape connectivity is critical to the survival of the African lion.

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Last updated on 02 November 2015

Type: 
Media Watch
Region: 
Africa
Threats: 
Habitat loss and degradation
Species group: 
Terrestrial mammals