The Plight of Lions in Africa
Photo of lion at Big Cat Rescue
The world's largest desert, the Sahara already engulfs much of west Africa and its fringe, the Sahel, is too dry, and receives too little rain, to keep the desert at bay. Well over half of some countries where the lion has become extinct - Mali, Mauritania and most of Niger, for example - have already disappeared beneath the Sahara.
The lion is a creature of the savannah and semi-open woodlands, but as burgeoning human settlements and overgrazing pick the land clean Read More