Target: Luke Hunter, President of Panthera
Goal: Save the lion populations in Africa from going extinct.
Lion populations in parts of Africa have fallen drastically in recent years and a new study has predicted that the population will be cut in half over the next two decades unless something is done to promote major conservation of the animals. There have been huge decreases in the lion populations in Central and West Africa and it looks as though lions are already extinct in Comoé National Park and Mole National Park.
Lion populations in Southern Africa have remained stable or even increased due to fenced wildlife preserves that protect lions. Furthermore, national policies in the area give wildlife ownership to landowners and communities rather than businesses that thrive on tourism or big game hunting. We must implement similar programs throughout all of Africa to save these precious cats.
It has been estimated that about 20,000 lions remain in Africa. If officials don’t take action now, these beautiful creatures could become extinct soon. Major conservation efforts must be launched in order to stop the predictions of the study. Help protect the lion populations in Africa and keep them from going extinct.
Dear Mr. Hunter,
You recently conducted a study on lion populations in Africa that had disturbing results. Hearing that lion populations in parts of Africa have fallen drastically in recent years and are predicted to cut in half over the next two decades is devastating. However, it does seem like there’s hope when we look at populations in other areas that have some conservation efforts going on to save the lions.
A major conservation plan must be rolled out in order to save lion populations that are declining and could eventually face extinction. I urge you to work with African officials to create conservation plans to save the lion populations in Africa and keep them from going extinct. I support your work and I hope you continue to fight for these beautiful creatures.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Derek Keats