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Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Lions fighting for survival.

According to a recent report by the Kenya Wildlife Service, lions are fighting for their survival in Africa today thanks to the combined effects of shrinking wilderness, expanding human population, encroaching agricultural land and assault by guns, spears, poisoned arrows, and the most lethal lion-killer of all: Furadan, a highly poisonous carbo‐furan, which is widely used as a lion killer. Disease also takes a heavy toll on the lion population. According to recent research by KWS, some 1,700 lions currently exist in seven Kenyan national parks and conservation areas. The lion population has, however been declining by an average of 100 animals a year for the past seven years. If this trend continues, there may be no lions left in Kenya in 20 year's time.

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