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Shocking Study Finds Lions are Nearly Extinct in West Africa

Shocking Study Finds Lions are Nearly Extinct in West Africa | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

Physically and emotionally demanding. That’s how Philipp Henschel, Lion Program Survey Coordinator for the big-cat conservation organization Panthera, describes the six years he and other researchers spent combing the wilds of 17 nations looking for the elusive and rarely studied West African lion. The results of their quest were disheartening to say the least. Back in 2005, before the survey began, West African lions were believed to live in 21 different protected areas. But now a paper about the survey, published today in PLoS One, confirms that lions actually exist in just four of those sites. Worse still, the researchers estimate that the total population for West African lions is only about 400 animals, including fewer than 250 mature individuals of breeding age.


West African lions—historically referred to as the subspecies Panthera leo senegalensis, although that taxonomic designation is not currently in use—are smaller than and genetically distinct from their southern and eastern African relatives, which are also in decline and currently number about 35,000 big cats. Recent genetic tests link them more closely to the extinct Barbary lion of northern Africa and the critically endangered Asiatic lion (Panthera leo persica) in India, which also has a population of about 450 animals.

 

Although shocking, the news of the lions’ near extinction should probably not come as a surprise given the context of the region. The populations of other large mammal species declined an average of 85 percent in West Africa between 1970 and 2005, mostly to feed the voracious demand of the bushmeat trade. The 11 nations of West Africa are among the poorest on earth and include six of the world’s least developed countries. The countries in the region have no money for conservation, and the study found that most of the protected areas that were expected to contain lions had little to no enforcement, security patrols or management. National parks are frequently overrun by tens of thousands of domesticated cattle. Henschel describes many of the so-called protected areas as “paper parks”—conservation sites in name only.

 

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Lion Meat Tacos (You Read That Right) Are the Latest Threat to ConservationWhen Did the Barbary Lion Really Go Extinct?DNA Reveals the Last 20 Ethiopian Lions Are Genetically DistinctAfrican Lions Move Closer to U.S. Endangered Species Act ProtectionThe Last 400 Asiatic Lions Need More Room to Grow–but Where Will They Go?Lions vs. Cattle: Taste Aversion Could Solve African Predator Problem
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Who's responsible for child slavery?

Who's responsible for child slavery? | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
This year's World Day Against Child Labour is focusing on children working in supply chains.
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Riding with South Korea’s Marine Corps

Riding with South Korea’s Marine Corps | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Al Jazeera embarks on a rare tour of a South Korean base stationed just a kilometre away from the enemy - North Korea
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Fossil fuel decline could be 'faster than expected,' government think-tank warns

Fossil fuel decline could be 'faster than expected,' government think-tank warns | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Canada’s status as an “energy superpower” is under threat because the global dominance of fossil fuels could be seriously eroded in as little as 10 to 15 years, according to a draft report from a federal government think-tank obtained by CBC News.
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Muhammad Ali's final journey through his hometown

Muhammad Ali's final journey through his hometown | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Thousands line the streets of Louisville, Kentucky, paying tributes to the former heavyweight champion of the world.
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UK: Poor reporting, media illiteracy fuel Islamophobia

UK: Poor reporting, media illiteracy fuel Islamophobia | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Imbalanced reporting on Muslims and British Islamic community's media illiteracy contribute to "hostility", study says.
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Education in Crisis and the Threat of Privatization

Education in Crisis and the Threat of Privatization | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
It has become conventional wisdom that “education is in crisis.” I have been asked about this question by many interviewers. They say something like: “Do you think American education is in crisis? What is the cause of the crisis?
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Libraries lose a quarter of staff as hundreds close - BBC News

Libraries lose a quarter of staff as hundreds close - BBC News | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Almost 8,000 jobs in UK libraries have disappeared in six years, about a quarter of the overall total, an investigation by the BBC reveals.
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Trump and the Rise of the Unprotected

Trump and the Rise of the Unprotected | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Peggy Noonan writes about Donald Trump and the rise of the protected, made up of figures in government, politics and media who are struggling to make sense of the world they created.
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Professor solves 300-year-old math question

Professor solves 300-year-old math question | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
British professor Andrew Wiles wins $700,000 Abel Prize for solving Fermat's Last Theorem.
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South Sudan: Women raped 'as reward for fighters' - BBC News

South Sudan: Women raped 'as reward for fighters' - BBC News | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Militias allied to the South Sudanese army have been allowed to rape women in lieu of wages while fighting rebels, a UN report says.
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4 Little-Known Tools to Curate and Publish Content : Social Media Examiner

4 Little-Known Tools to Curate and Publish Content : Social Media Examiner | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Discover four unique ways to curate social media content on Medium, Twitter, SlideShare and your blog.
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What Makes a Successful Community?

What Makes a Successful Community? | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

Online communities are ubiquitous in the digital landscape, providing opportunities for people to connect and learn from each other, to brainstorm, birth new ideas and to solve problems. But what makes a truly successful community?


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How to Cool Down a Heated Negotiation

How to Cool Down a Heated Negotiation | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

Many people fear that no matter how they prepare, their negotiation will spiral into an unproductive debate or a shouting match. Even if you’re approaching the negotiation with a collaborative, joint problem-solving mindset, it’s possible that things will get heated. You know when it’s happening: Perhaps you feel yourself getting emotional. You sense that your blood pressure is rising, that you’re becoming angry or anxious. Maybe your counterpart is doing the same. The volume might be getting louder, or one or both of you have started to yell.

 


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Emotions get heated during a negotiation because there are high stakes: people’s jobs, their standing with their bosses, their confidence, the success of a venture, or the future of their business.

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What are the roots of gun culture in the US?

What are the roots of gun culture in the US? | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
After the Orlando shooting, Obama predictably pushed for gun control but there is little he can do to achieve this.
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6 Ways to Use Advanced Twitter Search for Increased Influence : Social Media Examiner

6 Ways to Use Advanced Twitter Search for Increased Influence : Social Media Examiner | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Do you want to be a recognized expert in your industry? Discover six ways to use Twitter's Advanced Search to increase your influence in your industry.
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Rwanda: Africa's success story or authoritarian state?

Rwanda: Africa's success story or authoritarian state? | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Louise Mushikiwabo, the country's foreign minister, denies the killing of Rwandan dissidents.
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Pompeii's Graffiti and the Ancient Origins of Social Media

Pompeii's Graffiti and the Ancient Origins of Social Media | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
From Roman walls to Twitter, humans have a long-standing obsession with leaving their mark.
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57 different pesticides found in poisoned honeybees

57 different pesticides found in poisoned honeybees | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
European honeybees are being poisoned with up to 57 different pesticides, according to new research published in the Journal of Chromatography A.
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South Africa court orders Zuma to repay house costs

South Africa court orders Zuma to repay house costs | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Court rules President Zuma "failed to uphold" constitution when he did not pay back some state funds for home upgrade.
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Pope Francis on Trump: Building walls 'is not Christian'

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Pope Francis said GOP frontrunner Donald Trump "is not Christian" if he pledges to build a wall between the United States and Mexico.
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Mother Teresa to be declared a saint September 4

Mother Teresa to be declared a saint September 4 | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Mother Teresa, a nun who dedicated her life to helping the poor in India, will be canonized as a saint September 4, Pope Francis announced Tuesday.
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After Islamophobia comes the criminalisation of Arabic

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Who will rescue Western societies from their Islamophobes?
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New Research Reveals Paid Social Media Effectiveness : Social Media Examiner

New Research Reveals Paid Social Media Effectiveness : Social Media Examiner | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Do you know where to spend your social media marketing dollars? Discover recent insights on the effectiveness of paid social media marketing.
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What to Do to Make Your Business the Only Choice

What to Do to Make Your Business the Only Choice | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Peter Sheahan says 'stop sitting in the corner, sucking your thumb hoping change will go away. Head to the edge of disruption, and make your business matter.'

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Doing what all of your competitors are doing, is not going to make you stand out from the crowd, and will lead you to competing in an arena where lowest price wins the business. If that is a position where your business can make a good profit, then by all means go down that path, but if not, you probably need to rethink your business strategy. This good article asks a series of questions that will help you to decide how and where to position your business, so that it stands out in the future and maximises its profitability.

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Doing what all of your competitors are doing, is not going to make you stand out from the crowd, and will lead you to competing in an arena where lowest price wins the business. If that is a position where your business can make a good profit, then by all means go down that path, but if not, you probably need to rethink your business strategy. This good article asks a series of questions that will help you to decide how and where to position your business, so that it stands out in the future and maximises its profitability.

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10 Ways To Spot A Truly Exceptional Employee

10 Ways To Spot A Truly Exceptional Employee | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

A recent international study surveyed more than 500 business leaders and asked them what sets great employees apart. The researchers wanted to know why some people are more successful than others at work, and the answers were surprising; leaders chose “personality” as the leading reason.

 

Notably, 78% of leaders said personality sets great employees apart, more than cultural fit (53%) and even an employee’s skills (39%).

 

“We should take care not to make the intellect our God; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.” –Albert Einstein

 


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And part of the "personality" is "Passion" for what you do and the desire to overcome!

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Behaviours like humility, curiosity, respect, inspiration and encouragement have extraordinary impact. Assess your leaders to see if they currently make them a habit!
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