The team found evidence of about 50 lions that had been injured or killed by porcupines since the 17th century.
While the international conservation community unites against the captive breeding of big cats in South Africa, the government stalls.
Few people could argue that hunting wildlife for trophies is moral, but conservationists have bigger fish to fry to reverse biodiversity loss
The life-or-death drama of the lion pride will captivate viewers, but the show may not go on without funding to conserve these species.
A billion dollars a year would secure Africa's lions and its landscapes as well as millions of people living nearby.
Conflict between people and animals has been on the increase in Tsavo, Kenya.
Captive breeding takes place in South Africa and no other country is permitted to export lion bones.
The Cecil movement didn't lead to any deep-seated changes as trophy hunting persists in many parts of Africa.
People used to think that boy lions had big shaggy manes to protect their necks from being bitten or scratched during fights. But scientists soon realised this idea didn't make much sense.
From its origin in the early 19th century, lion taming has elicited both awe and horror.
Dingoes increase cattle yields, mountain lions reduce car crashes and vultures eat organic waste: like them or not, predators help humans.
Camera traps in the Batéké Plateau National Park in Gabon are showing some interesting finds.
The Trump administration is considering requests from hunters to import wildlife trophies (body parts) on a case-by-case basis. Does this approach promote conservation or threaten endangered species?
The land reform programme in Zimbabwe has come at the cost of wildlife and opens up the debate on people versus nature. But there is a way forward.
Africa prioritises and makes more of an effort for large mammal conservation than any other region in the world.
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 initially thought to belong to a single subspecies but new research shows that there is more diversity on the African continent.
Ongoing drought means increased encounters between people and lions in north-west Namibia.
60% of the world’s largest carnivores and herbivores are classified as being threatened with extinction
New research from Zambia's Luangwa Valley identifies reforms needed for lion trophy hunting.