US adds African lions to endangered species list after Cecil controversy

The US government has sent a powerful message to lion sports hunters, announcing that it will amend its Endangered Species Act to include protections for African lions and tighten laws to restrict the importation of wildlife trophies.

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Last updated on 31 December 2015

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
United States of America
Threats: 
Unsustainable hunting and trapping
Illegal trade
Species group: 
Terrestrial mammals