Opinion: African Lions Should Not Be Listed as Endangered

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Finally, our side of the conservation story for Africa’s wildlife is being told. On Monday, Sept. 2, National Geographic’s website posted an article written by Safari Club International Foundation’s Director of Conservation Melissa Simpson where she provided real facts about lion management across Africa. Read the story here: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/09/130902-african-lions-not-endangered-big-game-hunting/.  Also, take time to comment on this story – We know the antis will be organizing their minions to sway the opinion of readers and ignore the science-based facts provided by Director Simpson.

SCI Foundation is very thankful to have been given this opportunity to tell the truth about lion conservation and management in Africa on National Geographic’s website. Without the facts, decision makers at the highest level of government would not be able to make the correct decisions for wildlife’s sustainable future.

Though National Geographic has recognized the important role that hunters play for all wildlife conservation and in particular for lion management in Africa, more must still be done. Groups like the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS) are peddling misinformation and are attempting to hide the real financial requirements for land & habitat management across the continent. SCI Foundation still needs your help in fighting IFAW and HSUS. Please consider making a contribution today at https://member.scifirstforhunters.org/static/donate/index.cfm?Action=donate&PC=M24104FR.

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