Monday, 19 May 2014

Snubbing lion hunters could preserve the endangered animals


Date:
May 14, 2014

Source:
University of California - Davis

Summary:
A change in longstanding cultural practice in Tanzania is saving some endangered lions from being killed by hunters. For hundreds of years young men from some ethnic groups in Tanzania, called "lion dancers" because they elaborately acted out their lion killing for spectators, were richly rewarded for killing lions that preyed on livestock and people. Now when a lion dancer shows up he might be called a rude name rather than receive a reward.

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