Environment

WILDLIFE

100 lions killed in Kenya every year

In the next 20 years the King could disappear

02-12-2016 by redazione

The figures presented by ICEA, Lion General Insurance Company at the Kenya Wildlife Service are clear, this year has reached the 100 mark lions killed in the bush of Kenya. A number that is still worrying, whereas now the specimens remained on the Kenyan territory are little more than twenty thousand and going at this rate the King of Savannah is likely to disappear in the next twenty years.
According to information received by the institution of the Kenyan wildlife protection, the major cause of deaths of lions is poisoning by farmers and residents living duori from national parks and reserves, attacked by cats. The poisoning not only of course is prohibited and punishable by severe sentences, but in addition to killing the lions (including cubs) is lethal for a number of other animal species.
For esempiom it is poisoned the meat of a cow. The lion eats and shares with her children and others like it. Then come the hyenas, other smaller carnivores and birds to eat the remains. A shocking death chain.
According to the CEO of ICEA Stephen Oluoch, also poaching affects partly on the disappearance of many lions. Oluoch points the finger in particular of the population of the regions where poverty and hunger are felt. "Large predators now are viewed as enemies in regions such as Kajado, the Maasai Mara, Samburu, Amboseli, Laikipia and Tsavo - says Oluoch - you have to protect the lions but also the farmers, and we must do it as soon as possible"

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