Environmental change as a result of a changing climate will have significant impacts on wildlife and conservation practices.
The issue of canned hunting is a hugely debated and emotive one. Here ALERT consultant ecologist Dr. Pieter Kat looks at the issue from the viewpoint of whether canned operations are helping to protect wild lions from being hunted, and if so, is this an evil worth tolerating.
Despite an acknowledged dramatic decline in the numbers of African lions, trophy hunters insist their activities contribute to the overall conservation of the species. But is there any truth in these claims?
A number of efforts are being made towards introducing viable compensation schemes to repay communities who lose livestock to predators in order gain support for predator populations. But can such schemes work in the long term?
Engaging communities as the protectors and benefactors of wildlife is the latest in a string of conservation methods to rise to the fore; but do these programs offer a new solution to the age old and more recent challenges?
On the face of it there seems to be a strong logic behind the idea of TFCAs but can they really deliver on the promises and are there negative consequences to such actions?
As apex predators lions play a vital role in maintaining proper ecosystem function.
A large variety of diseases impact lion populations including endemic and epidemic disease. Here we provide a wealth of information of a variety of health issues for free-ranging lions.
A closer look at the endemic diseases, those that can be constantly prevalent, that impact lion populations.
A closer look at the epidemic diseases that impact lion populations
Here we look at a variety of potential disease threats challenge lion populations
Finally, we look at the many parasitic infections impacting lions
This article aims to shed light on the complex issue of the genetic status of lion populations, and the impact of sub-speciation
This IUCN report comes to very different conclusions from what the trophy hunting industry are spoon-feeding the world in terms of trophy hunting value
A look at how the lion is represented in religion
The Impact of the Species’ Evolutionary History on its Current Conservation Status and Threats