Study suggests over $1 billion needed annually to save Africa's lion parks

A team of researchers with members from several African countries, the U.S., Indonesia, the U.K and Australia has found that many areas in Africa meant to protect lions are failing due to lack of funds. In their paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group describes their study of protected areas in Africa and why they believe it would take an infusion of over $1 billion annually to save them.

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Last updated on 24 October 2018

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