Supporters speak out to save the king of the jungle

IFAW activists mobilized 21,441 supporters to submit comments backing listing the African lion as a Threatened species throughout the whole of its range.This week, the U.S. government ended its public comment period on a proposal to list the African lion as a Threatened species throughout the whole of its range.

Along with the proposed listing announced in October, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Serviced advanced a special rule that would create a permitting system to review lion trophies that enter the United States, thereby checking misguided trophy hunting as conservation practices.

IFAW supporters roared with approval.

Our U.S. team of activists mobilized 21,441 supporters to submit comments backing the proposed decision.

The U.S. government will now consider the public’s comments and issue a decision the final rule in the coming months.

Thank you to IFAW supporters for speaking out in favor of the proposed decision.

When potentially fewer than 32,000 lions survive in the wild today, the species’ future depends on better policies and more protections.

We hope the U.S. government will remain firm in its commitment to halt—and hopefully reverse—the king of the jungle’s precipitous decline.

--JF

For more information about IFAW Political Advocacy efforts, visit our campaign page.

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