African lion faces extinction threat
As the world observes World Lion Day on Saturday, the Africa Lion is slowly becoming extinct.
In the past 25 years, there has been a steady decline in the numbers.
Joanne Joseph speaks to Endangered Wildlife Trust's African Lion Database co-ordinator Samantha Page-Nicholson about new ways conservationists will use to be able to keep track of the African lion.
The lion is one of the species that is quietly sliding into extinction.Samantha Page-Nicholson, African Lion Database coordinator - Endangered Wildlife Trust
In the last 25 years alone, Africa has seen our lion population decrease by half, which is quite astounding.Samantha Page-Nicholson, African Lion Database coordinator - Endangered Wildlife Trust
Some of the key threats are poaching.Samantha Page-Nicholson, African Lion Database coordinator - Endangered Wildlife Trust
Listen to the full interview below...
This article first appeared on 702 : African lion faces extinction threat
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