Photo: Richard Barrett / WWF-UK

African Lion Trade Trade mortalities and anthropogenic threats

Photo: Richard Barrett / WWF-UK


Published 18 May 2021

Retaliatory killings, poaching, and lack of collaborative management contribute to already declining numbers of Lions in Tanzania and Mozambique

A TRAFFIC assessment finds declining lion populations of Tanzania and Mozambique face ongoing threats from humankind, including domestic and international trade of lion parts and their derivatives. TRAFFIC urges these governments and other stakeholders to seek national approaches to slow population declines and prevent this illicit trade.  

African Lion Trade - An assessment of trade mortalities and anthropogenic threats facing lions in Tanzania and Mozambique

Report author(s):
Katrina Mole, David Newton

Publication date:
May 2021


1 National Administration for Conservation Areas