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Friday, 11 January 2013

Lions extinct in 25 African countries

Level: Advanced / C1

Lions are in more trouble than we previously thought.
Read this article about Lions from Wildlife Extra, then answer these questions:
1) Which organisation did the survey?
2) How many lions do they believe still survive in Africa?
3) Why have lion populations declined?
4) Which country is mentioned as a major destination for trophy hunters?
5) Do lions still exist in Cameroon?

Finally, what do you think can be done to help lions in Africa?



Answers below!



ANSWERS!


1) LionAid
2) 15,244
3) Habitat loss, loss of prey, conflict with humans, diseases, illegal wildlife trade, excessive trophy hunting.
4) Tanzania
5) Possibly, but they may be extinct.

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