Lions in the Chobe River area face an uncertain future – pressured by human farmers to the north and a lack of new blood from the south
New research from Botswana shows that translocating lions in conflict with livestock owners is expensive and results in high lion mortality, repeat offences and very little reduction in human-lion conflict.
Lions vs hyenas is the ultimate African drama. New research has shed light on the dynamics between these two apex predators
Counting lions using correct techniques is vital to understand how many lions there are. Historical surveys have not resulted in good data
Research: Lions are sneaking virtually undetected through dense human zones in Zambia, thereby ensuring genetic diversity throughout the entire Zambian lion population.
The New Lion Economy is the first project of its kind to make the link between ecosystem services, economic development, cultural significance and the survival of lions.
Lion populations in southern Africa are weakening genetically, and less able to recover from current and future pressures, say researchers.
Research has revealed that the desert-adapted lions eking out a living on the harsh northwest coast of Namibia’s Skeleton Coast National Park (SCNP) are again specialising in hunting seals and coastal birds such as flamingos and cormorants, after an absence of 35 years.
“There are few sounds as evocative and exhilarating as a lion roaring his challenge into the African night; triggering in us all a primordial reaction of fear and awe. Lions are essential players in Africa’s wild spaces, ruthlessly executing the role of an apex predator and so helping maintain biodiversity and ecosystems, which change fundamentally …
Lion infanticide: A look into why lions kills their the offspring of their own species.
Aptly named the ‘King of Beasts’, lions are an iconic African wildlife species and are often high up on many travellers’ list of things to see when visiting Africa.
Namibia’s desert-adapted lions are hardy survivors that eke out a living in the inhospitable arid west of this beautiful country, despite human pressures.