U.S. may add African lions to endangered-species list

Lions Should be Protected by Endangered Species Laws

 

Click here to watch a video about our Enrichment Program

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it will consider adding African lions to the endangered-species list, a move that organizations seeking the listing say would help reverse the decline of the species. By Erika BolstadMcClatchy Newspapers

 

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced this week that it will consider adding African lions to the endangered-species list, a move that organizations seeking the listing say would help reverse the decline of the species.

 

If the government decides lions warrant a threatened or endangered listing, it would be largely symbolic. But lions are a powerful worldwide symbol of Africa, and adding them to the U.S. list would make it even more difficult to import hides or t

Tags:

You May Also Like

Herding big cats

by Jan McGirkOctober 20, 2009 Tiger farming advocates say that legally selling body parts ...

Illegal tiger hunters escape prison in Spain

Illegal tiger hunters escape prison in Spain By h.b.Jan 11, 2008 – 5:57 PM ...

Dallas Zoo nutritionists plan healthy, tasty menus

By KATIE MENZER – The Dallas Morning News kmenzer@dallasnews.com 10:23 PM CDT on Tuesday, ...