ScienceDaily reported on a Duke University study that 75 percent of African Savannah and over two thirds of the lion population of disappeared in the last 50 years. The lion population has decreased from almost 100,000 to as low as 32,000. West Africa has suffered the worst population declines. Human population growth has resulted in large habitat loss due to changes in land use and deforestation. Read more at ScienceDaily African savannah — and its lions — declining at alarming rates.
Posted by: Sandy Steinman | December 5, 2012