Inventory of free-ranging lions Panthera leo in Africa


Panthera leo has never been comprehensively assessed. The number of free ranging African lions are small and fragmented in West and Central Africa, whereas the species still occurs widely in East- and Southern Africa. We present an inventory of available information, covering most protected areas and ranging in quality from educated guesses to individually known populations. This gives a conservative estimate of 16,500–30,000 free ranging lions in Africa. The results concur with the current IUCN Red List categorization of the lion as Vulnerable.

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DOI: 10.1017/S0030605304000055

Oryx Vol 38 No 1 January 2004

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- Biodiversidade Florestal

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- Identificação, Monitoria, Indicadores e Avaliações

- Todas Áreas de Conservação de Moçambique