Fighting to save lions
What is new in the fight to save lions ? It's truly gratifying that Cecil didn't die in vain, that his death has sparked such debate about what is being done to protect lions. Shining a much needed light on some of the awful practices concerning lions we now know their numbers have decreased to around 20,00 which is a frightening statistic. Huge efforts are underway after Cecil to boost lion numbers and protect them from the rampant money grabbing exploitation that has characterised their struggle. The news that Angola has been identified as a country with the largest lion population in Africa which also bans trophy hunting signifies a safe location to boost their numbers. At last a constructive step forward for the future of lions.
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