Lions Vs. Farmers: Peace Possible?Publication: National Geographic News Date: July 16, 2003 View Article
Africa’s wild lion population is in trouble. Scientists do not know how many there were a few decades ago, but today’s estimate of fewer than 23,000 on the entire continent is much less than previously thought.
“What is clear is that they are in very serious trouble now,” said Laurence Frank, a wildlife specialist at the University of California at Berkeley.