Lion conservation requires effective international cooperation

(Pensoft Publishers) In response to the alarming population declines of one of the most charismatic representatives of the megafauna, the lion, a team of international wildlife lawyers and lion experts joined efforts to assess the current and potential future role of international treaties regarding the carnivore’s conservation. As a result, their review, published in the open-access journal Nature Conservation, provides concrete recommendations for optimizing the contributions of the various treaties to lion conservation.