2009 Lion Habitats and Historic Range
2012 Lion Statistics
#WorldLionDay Mapping Where Lion Is King
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is celebrating “World Lion Day” today. According to the WWF, “lions play a crucial role in keeping a healthy balance of numbers among other animals and have no natural predators." Unfortunately, the lion habitats are shrinking.
These maps from conservation groups show the historic scope of lion habitats stretching across southern Europe over to parts of southern Asia and most of the non-desert areas of Africa. Now lions live only in parts of central and southern Africa and a very small area of India.
For more information about using maps for environmental research or learning projects, please contact the Ball State University Libraries GIS Research and Map Collection at 765-285-1097.