The Parties to CITES (CoP17), rejected a proposal from nine African nations to upgrade the status of lions.
A stronger ban on lion trade by CITES would have helped to lessen some of the threats lions face but it would have not have protected the animals from sport hunting.
African lions were all considered to belong to a single subspecies but new research refutes that.
African lions were initially thought to belong to a single subspecies but new research shows that there is more diversity on the African continent.
The ‘Musketeers’ pictured here were stars of a recent National Geographic documentary.
Ongoing drought means increased encounters between people and lions in north-west Namibia.
Cheetahs have experienced severe range contractions, their numbers declining markedly in many protected areas.
60% of the world’s largest carnivores and herbivores are classified as being threatened with extinction
The death of Cecil the lion helped shed light on broader issues in the lion hunting world.
New research from Zambia's Luangwa Valley identifies reforms needed for lion trophy hunting.
The mane event.
Forget fences and international agreements. This five-year study in the Serengeti has found the way forward.
The reintroduction of lions and hyena has led animals in South Africa’s Addo Elephant National Park to behave differently.
Kudu and buffalo altered their activity when lions and spotted hyena were reintroduced into the areas where these species lived.
Trophy hunting could keep conservation in business.
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The death of Cecil the lion ignited furious debate over trophy hunting in 2015. But conservationists argue that it's a necessary evil.
Members of the famous Marsh Pride lions.
Make it Kenya
Human-wildlife conflict will continue without better management and revenue sharing.
Just don’t say so to his face.
Declining numbers mean the continent's top predator isn't fulfilling its ecological role.
The lion bone trade in South Africa is on the rise.
Making tiger trade illegal has had unintended consequences on lions. The problem has escalated over the last few years.
The debate on whether animals should be kept in captivity or not continues to rage on.
Some say that keeping wild animals in captivity is cruel. Others believe they promote conservation and give people a link to nature.
If genetics are not considered when translocating lions, their evolutionary line could be affected.
Genetics need to be considered when relocating lion populations because they a play a role in the animals' evolutionary line.
Canned lion hunting is the focus of the 2015 film ‘Blood Lions’, which calls for the end of being ‘bred for the bullet’.
The film 'Blood Lions' is contributing to the debate over canned hunting by delving into a sensationalised yet comprehensive true story.
There are a number of potentially valuable lessons to be learned from Cecil the lion’s death.
Now that Cecil the Lion is gone, what lessons can be taken from the controversial manner of his death?
Stuffed animals left by protesters block the doorway of River Bluff Dental clinic in Bloomington, Minnesota. Dentist Walter James Palmer, an American hunter, has been accused of killing the lion without a permit after paying $50,000 to two people who lured it out of Hwange National Park.
The fact that people are still travelling thousands of miles to kill exotic animals and bring back trophies shows deeply rooted cultural problems in Western societies.
Roar in peace.
Countries with healthy populations of big game should allow tourists to hunt them.
US TV presenter Melissa Bachman takes advantage of canned hunting regulations in South Africa.
Hunting is a major source of controversy on the African continent. Many nations have strict laws against hunting while others see it as an opportunity to make money.
US TV presenter Milissa Bachman caused a stir with this pic, but she is one of many trophy hunters.
There has been a huge increase in attention recently to the problem of wildlife poaching, mostly from the stream of grisly stories from Africa about rhino and elephants illegally killed for their horn…
Slow down, you’ll get indigestion.
Criticism of sport hunting nearly always focuses on whether hunting is cruel or not. A good example was provided by the recent controversy surrounding Melissa Bachmann, a keen hunter and television personality…