According to the Fish and Wildlife Service, lions in central and West Africa will be listed as endangered, while lions in southern and East Africa will be classified as threatened. Both designations will “result in stricter criteria for the import of live lions and lion parts, like heads, paws or skins,” reports The New York Times.

In the months since Cecil the lion was killed by an American dentist, France has banned the import of lion trophies, and Britain will soon follow. In addiiton, over 40 airlines said they will no longer transport hunting trophies.

Read more at The New York Times



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