Study suggests over $1 billion needed annually to save Africa’s lion parks

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A team of researchers with members from several African countries, the U.S., Indonesia, the U.K and Australia has found that many areas in Africa meant to protect lions are failing due to lack of funds. In their paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group describes their study of protected areas in Africa and why they believe it would take an infusion of over $1 billion annually to save them.

Africa is a continent rife with countries in turmoil—in addition to civil wars, rampant poverty and the threat of global warming, many of the animals…

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