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.
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.
Banning hunting can have negative impacts on the conservation of animals.
Botswanan communities, hunting operators and game farmers reacted badly to the country's hunting ban. This is because it generates income, particularly in poor rural areas.
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?
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.