PETITION TO LIST THE AFRICAN LION AS ENDANGERED
- Document Contents : BEFORE THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR PETITION TO LIST THE AFRICAN LION (Panthera leo leo) AS ENDANGERED PURSUANT TO THE U.S. ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT...
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The latest estimates are that fewer than 35,000 lions now exist in the wild in Africa, about a 50 percent drop in just a quarter-century. Shrinking habitat (one-fifth of what it once was), loss of prey and retaliatory killings by humans have decimated the population. But one of the biggest challenges to the species' survival may come from the United States, the world's largest importer of lion trophies and lion parts. (Learn more about lions' plight here.)
That is why listing the African lion as "endangered" is so crucial. I implore you to help make that happen, and thank you in advance for your support.