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Your Call: What’s the most effective way to fund wildlife conservation?


On the August 10th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about conservation funding and the growing international call to outlaw big-game hunting. The recent killing of the Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe has sparked a worldwide debate over trophy hunting and illegal poaching. There are 34,000 lions in Africa. Three decades ago, there were at least 68,000. Why are lion populations declining?  Would an end to trophy hunting help wildlife conservation?  It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Greg Warchol, professor of Criminal Justice at Northern Michigan University

Laurence Frank, director of Living With Lions Project, and a research associate at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at U.C. Berkeley

Web Resources:

Living with Lions

UC Alumni Magazine:: Lion King: Berkeley Carnivore Research Works to Halt the Decline of African Predators

National Geographic: Cat Out of the Bag: Trophy Hunting Fuels African Lion Bone Trade in Asia

The Guardian: Inside the complicated world of online wildlife trafficking

The Guardian: Trophy hunting just part of the story behind declining lion numbers in Africa

UC Berkeley Blog: Cecil is dead – now what?