When the Last Lion RoarsBook - 2018
The 2015 killing of a much-loved lion called Cecil by an American big-game hunter in Zimbabwe sparked international outrage. It also drew world attention to shrinking numbers of the 'king of the beasts' and the facts that humans continue to hunt them for sport. There are no lions left north of the Sahara and their range in southern Africa has shrunk considerably. Two subspecies have already gone. With numbers down to just 20,000, many experts believe, that without effective conservation plans in place, Africa's remaining lions will be wiped out by the mid-half of this century. Sara Evans considers the cultural significance of the lion over thousands of years as well as its historic rise and fall as a global species. She also explores the many, and often complex, reasons that explain why numbers have plummeted so catastrophically in recent decades. As humans are the lion's only predator, she asks what is being done to reverse, or at least stem this hemorrhage?
Publisher: London, UK ;, New York :, Bloomsbury Wildlife,, 2018.
Copyright Date: ©2018
Branch Call Number: 599.757096 EV
Characteristics: 304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Subtitle on dust jacket: Rise and fall of the king of the beasts