The King of the Jungle is in trouble. Wild African lion populations are declining at an alarming rate, with a reduction of at least 48.5% over the last 22 years. Evidence provided to the US government overwhelmingly concludes that unless urgent action is taken, the wild lion will be lost from much of its current range.
Outrageously, despite the perilous situation for wild lions, they continue to be shot and killed in their hundreds to be mounted as ‘trophies’ on westerner’s walls. After the United States, European Union member States are the biggest importers of lion trophies worldwide. With lion populations in such rapid decline we must act now to save this magnificent species.