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Across #Africa, #lion populations have been in…

Across #Africa, #lion populations have been in...

Across #Africa, #lion populations have been in a serious and dangerous decline. According to #IUCN, in the years 1993-2014, the lion population decreased some 43%, with an estimated 20,000 remaining in the wild. Much of this loss has come from habitat loss, as well as retaliation by local people after lions take their cattle, camels, or other livestock. Long term, #climatechange will also have an effect, changing water courses and rain patterns and increasing lion – human conflict. Yet, the iconic lion is critical to the ecosystems they inhabit, providing a natural check to the dominant herbivores like zebra and wildebeest. In northern #Kenya, we surprised this young female resting in the early morning light not far from the #Ewaso #Ng’iro River in #Samburu National Reserve. Here, great organizations like Ewaso Lions are helping save the remaining 2,000 lions in Kenya by working collaboratively with local populations to educate, adjust, and conserve. #liveyouradventure #iucnredlist #everydayafrica #ewasolions #Ewasonyiro #wildlife #NatureAddict #nature #africanamazing #wildlifephotos @wildlifeplanet

Samburu National Reserve

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About the Author : Jake NortonClimber, guide, photographer, speaker, founder of www.Challenge21.com, and - most importantly - husband and father.View all posts by Jake Norton

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