Lion in a tree
Do lions climb? Sarah Huebner from the Lion Research Centre has all the answers.
African lions
Protected areas have the potential to provide for as many as 83,000 African lions. 
African lion
Trophy hunting of lions may help fund conservation in Tanzania – but the model must change.
Lions, Botswana
A four-point plan to save Africa’s top predator is launched by conservation groups.
Polar bear
Many people cannot abide the thought of hunting and killing an animal for sport, others say it can help wildlife to pay its way – at least now there are some official statistics to inform the debate.
Rangers with dog
Four out of five wildlife rangers in Africa have faced "life threatening" situations, according to new survey.
Lion and tourists
What do you think will save lions from going the way of sabre-toothed cats? More severe penalties for persecution? Greater restrictions on where people can live? Or a model that offers those Africans who live with lions some recompense for doing so?
Virginia McKenna with lion (cropped image)
Today marks 50 years to the day since the Royal Film premiere of iconic wildlife film Born Free was held in London.
Following the uproar over the killing of Cecil the lion by American dentist Walter Palmer in July 2015, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has announced it is listing two lion subspecies under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
It’s tough being a predator – for many species, most pursuits end in failure, while smaller hunters risk losing their hard-won meals to bigger beasts. But who’s top dog and who has to work hardest to get a meal?
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