Photo: Kenya Lion Killings Spur Extinction Alarm, Innovations



A male lion sits in Kenya's Amboseli National Park in an undated photo.

Lions in the region are disappearing, often as victims of Maasai pastoralists who kill the big cats out of concern for their livestock, experts say.

The National Geographic Society—which owns National Geographic News—announced today it will provide a U.S. $150,000 emergency grant for a program that compensates Maasai for livestock lost to lion attacks.

Photo by Melvin M. Payne


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