An amazing creature trapped in pictures

Bala (Chad) – It is valid for 20 years black in Sina Ora National Park Chad extinct. Now an elegant lioness has passed through a photographic trap there at night. Registration sensation!

The first lion has been seen in Chad’s Sina-Aura National Park after an absence of twenty years. © Wildlife Conservation Society

A team of conservationists from the government of Chad and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) have released a photo of a healthy lion. Big cats have not been seen in the nature reserve for two decades.

You can see a big, muscular cat that the team posted on the website for WCS As follows: “A beautiful lioness, in her prime and clearly in the best of health.”

As assessed by the decision-making body for protected sites International Union for Conservation of Nature, IUCN) in the Sina-Aura region on the border between Cameroon and Chad, has been technically extinct for years. This means that there are only female specimens and this makes reproduction notoriously difficult.

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But how did the extinction of these animals happen? As “WCS” explains, the region experienced a period of ruthless, organized poaching more than 20 years ago.

But since then a lot has been done to preserve nature there, and the governments of Cameroon and Chad are also involved. This, in turn, has led to better protection of national parks and wildlife populations starting to recover.


Lions are on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

In addition, in the neighboring Bouba-Ndjida National Park in Cameroon, the development of lions is being supported, which are gradually repopulating parts of their former range, including the Sena Oura.

Lions were added to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species in 2014. The population of lions in West and Central Africa is particularly small. It has fallen by about 66 percent since the early 1990s. Regionally, some species are considered endangered.

WCS’s mission is to save wildlife and preserve nature around the world through science, conservation, and education.


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