English: Geographical distribution of lions. Red (and blue) shows areas historically inhabited, blue shows areas currently inhabited.
21:02, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
The present distribution in Africa is based upon a map created by ’The African Lion Environmental Research Trust (ALERT) which can be viewed here. ▻http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/lion-reintroduction.html#cr. While I consider this a reliable source, I researched two countries in depth to verify this, Uganda and Namibia. The map is indeed correctly shaded in the National Parks where lions are present. However I did not include the ’Occasional’ shaded areas as these are obviously much more ambiguous. For the historic distribution, which will never be completely accurate, I used information here on Wikipedia with its own sources.
Via aussi (attention article du 10 août 2014) :
Il y avait encore 250 000 lions dans le monde en 1975, ils ne sont plus que 30 000 aujourd’hui. Pour comprendre pourquoi, il suffit de regarder cette carte diffusée à l’occasion, ce dimanche, de la Journée mondiale des lions (oui, ça existe...).