At the end of World War Two there were an estimated 450,000 lions in the wild in Africa, now down to an estimated 25,000 total African population. Trophy hunting (as above) , human encroachment , farming, sub-division development, scarcer prey, illegal poaching, lack of government support- all these have helped to reduce the populations to 5.5% of the post war numbers.
This is not going well at all!
DO WE CARE? Do we care enough?