African Lions Are One Step Closer to Being Protected From Trophy Hunters

October 28, 2014 8:42 PM

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African Lions Are One Step Closer to Being Protected From Trophy Hunters

African lions came a step closer to being protected from trophy hunting yesterday when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) proposed listing them as threatened under the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA).

An accompanying proposed rule would limit the permits issued for the import of sport-hunted lion trophies to lions originating from countries with a scientifically sound management plan for the species. “Lion numbers have declined by more than half in the last three decades,” said Jeff Flocken, Nort...

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