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Kenya to burn biggest ever stockpile of ivory

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Tusks from over 6,000 illegally killed elephants will be set alight in Nairobi national park to highlight the poaching crisis Tusks from more than 6,000 illegally killed elephants will be burned in Kenya on Saturday, the biggest ever destruction of an ivory stockpile and the most striking symbol yet of the plight of one of natures last great beasts. The ceremonial burning in Nairobi national park at noon will be attended by Kenyas president, Uhuru Kenyatta, heads of state including Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon and Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, high-ranking United Nations and US officials, and charities. A wide […]

Lions Added To The Endangered Species Act In The U.S.

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Importing a lion trophy into the United States just got a lot harder. The government has just announced that lions will now be under the protection of the Endangered Species Act.This will mean that hunters who wish to bring back their spoils will either be banned from doing so if they were obtained from certain countries, or will have to provide more detailed and comprehensive documentation if they were legally killed. The new protections come after a review by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) of the scientific research on lions, in which new data has found that rather […]

US plans to extend endangered species status to lions in Africa

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US Fish and Wildlife Services new restrictions will make importing lion trophies more difficult, five months after US dentist killed famous Zimbabwean lion, Cecil The US plans to extend its endangered species protection to lions in Africa, five months after an American dentist caused an international furore by killing US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) will classify lions in southern and eastern Africa as threatened, with those in the central and western regions covered by full endangered status. The move will place tighter restrictions on the import of lion trophies, such as paws or heads. While the US cannot regulate […]

Great News, Everyone: Cecil The Lion Is Alive!

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If youre mourning the loss of Cecil the lion like everyone else, we have some good news for you. After a heartbreaking week in which the world mourned the senseless killing of Africas most famous feline, we can all breathe a huge sigh of relief, because it turns out that Cecil is actually still alive and well! Thats right: Cecils back in action, and hes looking more majestic than ever before. We couldnt believe it at first, but once we saw these videos, there was no denying that the lion we all know and love is still with us. Heres […]

Two years after Cecil the lion’s death, son Xanda killed by game hunter

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(CNN)Cecil the lion’s 6-year-old son was shot and killed by a big-game trophy hunter in western Zimbabwe earlier this month, according to a source familiar with the hunt. The lion, which was in his prime, had roamed outside the bounds of Hwange National Park and into the Ngamo Forest Area — land that offers little to no protection for the lions, as game hunters are legally able to shoot for sport there if they possess the right permits.

Son of Cecil the lion killed by trophy hunter

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Six-year-old Xanda was shot and killed by hunters when he roamed outside the protected area of the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe A son of Cecil the lion has been killed by trophy hunters in Zimbabwe, meeting the same fate as his father whose death in 2015 killed tripling to 1,500 a year in the last decade. Lions have lost 90% of their overall population in the last century and only about 20,000 remain. Philip Mansbridge, UK director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare, said: IFAW opposes the cruel and needless killing of wild animals for recreation and encourages […]
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