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Examining the Extinction of the Barbary Lion and Its Implications for Felid Conservation

Figure 1

Distribution of historical reports of lions in North Africa (AD 1500–1900).

Grey shading indicates Mediterranean scrubland ecosystems [8]. Earliest accounts in the western Maghreb from 16th to the 18th century are indicated as open circles [7], [19]. Documented sightings in known years from 1800 to 1900 are indicated as black circular markers in the western Maghreb (1–7 in Table 1); triangular markers indicate sightings in eastern Maghreb (22–133 in Tables 26). Asterisks (*) denote locations of human population centers. Dashed lines indicate national boundaries.

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