Only 250 lions remain in West Africa and at current rates of destruction there will be none left five years from now. Lions are killed by poison by animal herders competing for resources and are symptomatic of the conflict between humans and animals in certain regions.
A park protected by the EU since 1988, which used to be home to one of the largest herds of African elephants. Elephant populations are being decimated for ivory: 25-35 000 are killed each year, or one every 15 minutes. At this rate, there will be no elephants left in Africa in 10 to 15 years.