The Lion in West Africa Is Critically Endangered

Abstract

The African lion has declined to <35,000 individuals occupying 25% of its historic range. The situation is most critical for the geographically isolated populations in West Africa, where the species is considered regionally endangered. Elevating their conservation significance, recent molecular studies establish the genetic distinctiveness of West and… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0083500

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