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Socio-political and ecological fragility of threatened, free-ranging African lion populations

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Lions are one of the world’s most iconic species but are threatened with extinction. Developing effective range-wide conservation plans are crucial but hampered by the relative lack of knowledge on specific threats facing each population and the socio-political context for conservation. Here, we present a range-wide examination of the relative fragility of lion populations, examining socio-political factors alongside ecological ones. We found Ethiopia’s Maze National Park had the most ecologi...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1038/s43247-023-00959-3

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0000-0002-9460-028X
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0000-0002-7879-415X
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University of Oxford
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MPLS
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Biology
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0000-0001-5031-5842
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Springer Nature
Journal:
Communications Earth and Environment More from this journal
Volume:
4
Issue:
1
Article number:
302
Publication date:
2023-08-29
Acceptance date:
2023-08-11
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2662-4435
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English
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1518059
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pubs:1518059
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2023-09-07

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