Estimated decline from 1.2 Million in 1800's to about 25,000 in 2011. Causes, hunting by man, destruction of habitat and being poisoned.....
Estimated decline from 250,000 in 1900's to about 25,000 in 2011. Causes, hunting by man, destruction of habitat, being poisoned.....
This is a combination of the data of chart 2 & chart 3.
The actions of humankind in the past hugely contributed towards the population decline of Lions.
Human population has grown by about 700% in last 211 years.
Human population growth versus the decline of lion population...- Human population has grown by about 680% - Lion Population Decline by 97%-99% (1800 - 2011)
Human population has doubled (from 3 Billion-7 Billion) in the last 51 Years (1960-2011) and at the same time the lion population (138,000 in 1960) also decrease by 82% to about 25,000 in the year 2011.
Summary of the latest assessment of the remaining lions within Africa by African Lion & Environmental Research Trust on Sunday, June 5, 2011 at 4:23pm
South Africa -Lion/Rhino, it seems lions are in real trouble (21,000 Rhino/7000 Lion) Do the maths - "Supposedly a source population of about 7000 lions of all ages, wild and captive bred, provides 3128 adult lion trophies for export over the time period of 2006-2009?" Please take the time to read....
IFAWANIMALWIRE- "Two publications estimate that only 23,000 to 39,373 lions remain in the wild, and more recent surveys show that lion populations are generally much smaller than researchers expected." Please take the time to read....
7 BILLION people on the planet. Yeah, you read correctly, 7,000,000,000.
If you are wondering about the background to each graph, the answer is very simple, as most of those figures are only so called scientific guestimates, it seems no one really knows the real figures.
THE QUESTION STILL REMAINS, HOW MANY LIONS ARE REALLY LEFT, WILL THERE EVER BE ANY CLEAR ANSWERS.
Lions Wild, is still "under construction" Please be patient You can read more about our Project
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