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Aug 31, 2010
Conservation Of Lions

September 3, 2009 - Wildlife Direct and Born Free Foundation joined in the official launch of the Pride of Kenya campaign at the Nairobi Natl Pk. To this campaign Wildlife Direct’s call is to have all carbofurans-especially Furadan, a lethal agricultural pesticide that is behind the death of 75 lions in the last 4 years-banned in Kenya.

2,100 lions remaining in Kenya.

Kenya’s lion population is declining at an alarming pace and climate change, habitat destruction and conflict with humans have been the key drivers for this precipitous fall in numbers.

August 17, 2009 - Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) says Kenya’s lion population has been declining by an average 100 animals per year in the last 7 years and now stands at a little over 2,000 individuals. In the 1970s there were about 30,000 lions in Kenya. This decline rate means lions will become extinct in Kenya in just 2 decades.

Africa has lost 180,000 lions in the past 30 years alone due to habitat loss, hunting and killing using poisons. That is a decline of 90 of the lion population.
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