Trophy hunting is not the main reason for declining population of lions in Africa

Africa has half as many lions as 20 years ago – but don't blame trophy huntingThe killing of Zimbabwe's Cecil the Lion has put a welcome spotlight on the alarming decline of Africa's lions, write Lochran Traill & Norman Owen-Smith. But to save the species, we should not obsess about trophy hunting, but tackle much more serious problems – like snaring and habitat fragmentation.

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