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Africa's lions are in steep decline

Africa's lions are in steep decline, and the problem is bigger than poaching

Across 60-some territories scattered around southern and eastern Africa, the IUCN reports a projected current lion population of fewer than 20,000.

McCollum calls for federal investigation of lion-killing Minnesota dentist

"To bait and kill a threatened animal,” McCollum said, “like this African lion, for sport cannot be called hunting, but rather a disgraceful display of callous cruelty.”

It's the International Year of Soils — can we quit treating this resource like dirt?

One calculation suggests that, on average, the world has 60 years of harvest remaining.

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