Will a U.S. endangered species listing help save lions in Africa?

October 28, 2014 11:03 PM

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Will a U.S. endangered species listing help save lions in Africa?

"The African lion -- a symbol of majesty, courage and strength since earliest times -- faces serious and continuing threats to its survival," said U.S Fish and Wildlife Director Dan Ashe.

The federal protections afforded by a spot on the list would make it illegal to hunt and kill captive lions in the U.S. without permitting. It would also prohibit Americans from selling or transporting lions or lion parts across state and international borders. The listing would allow lion hunters t...

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