The Beauty of Lions Explored Through A Wildlife Lens
There’s nothing that rouses a sense of awe quite like the proud stance and flowing mane of a lion. For centuries, lions have been rooted in our hearts and minds as symbols of beauty, strength and bravery — but against the forces of humanity, they’re undeniably fragile. There are less than 30,000 lions left in the wild. Habitat loss, human conflict, poaching, trophy hunting and canned hunting are chipping away at the already tenuous population at an alarming rate. To commemorate World Lion Day on Monday, an international initiative to rally support for lions and the organizations committed to their survival, these stunning images remind us that lions are extraordinary animals, deserving of our admiration and protection.
If you’re looking to support lion conservation, these five organizations could use your help. You can also visit World Lion Day’s website for more information and additional conservation groups. More here via Mashable
Cecil’s death has focused attention on wildlife crime. Lions aren’t the only threatened species. But they may well be the most charismatic. By Becky Little, National Geographic
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