How the Ban on Lion Hunting Killed the Lions

Soon after the Trump Administration announced lifting the ban on importing the heads, hides and tusks of elephants and other big game, environmentalist groups filed a lawsuit last week to stop the policy revision.

Opposition to trophy hunting results in making species, like elephants and lions, extinct. A trip to Africa in 2008 completely changed Danish wildlife activist’s Mikkel Legarth life. In this TED speech, after volunteering to care for the area’s big cats, Mikkel extended his stay to 10 months, where he saw first hand how trophy a ban on trophy hunting in Botswana resulted in lions in the country nearly being eradicated.