ANIMAL DEFENDERS INTERNATIONAL (ADI) This group keeps it's audience updated frequently on news of what's happening to our wildlife around us. It reaches not to just a few countries, but to the whole world, covering what each animal species are suffering through in every region. They are also quick to take action, and gives the audience alternatives to support wildlife as well. CONSERVATION NEWS
: Lions At Risk From Extinction Please read the full article here, for more information: [link]
The lion population is declining at an alarming rate, it's reported that they are now extinct in 25 African countries. Across the continent, the numbers are estimated at 15,000 compared to the lions previous population at 200,000 in the 1980s.“There is not a population of lions in West or Central Africa that is large enough to be viable”
According to reports, the U.S. is the largest importer of lion trophies. However, 80% of U.S. citizens are in support to preserve lions in the wild, and are encouraging their government to take action to prevent trophy hunting and believe they should back international efforts to end the commercial trade of lion products.
If we don't make a step forward now, then it's calculated that in 10-20 years, there will be no more lions left in the wild. We can share this world with them, the Earth it big enough for all of us. The wild is their home just like our houses are to us. WHAT YOU CAN DO:
- Contact your national CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) repesentative, requesting to take action to end trophy hunting.
- UK- Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra)
- US - US Fish & Wildlife Department (USFW)
- Write to your local newspaper, outlining some key points. Who knows? They may support this, and make a column in their paper about it.
- Spread the word. Keep people informed, and ensure they keep others informed. If we are all educated on this, we can take the proper steps to end the advancing extinction of our world's most iconic feline.