New research reveals extent of human threat to lion populations

Two new studies led by scientists at Oxford University’s WildCRU have highlighted the threat posed to lions by human activity—including trophy hunting. One study: The landscape of anthropogenic mortality: how African lions respond to spatial variation in risk, published in the Journal of Applied Ecology, analyzed the deaths of 206 lions in Hwange National Park, … Continue reading New research reveals extent of human threat to lion populations

Conservationists in Zimbabwe reported the death of Jericho companion to Cecil

Lion researchers at Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park reported earlier this month that that the carcass of a 12-year-old male lion named Jericho was found under a bush and that the animal likely died of natural causes four days prior to his discovery. The Hwange Lion Research Project says Jericho was old for a male lion … Continue reading Conservationists in Zimbabwe reported the death of Jericho companion to Cecil