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Historic and Present Distribution of Lions

 The historic and present distribution of lions ( Panthera leo ) spans across various regions of Africa and a small pocket in western India. Historically, lions were once widespread throughout Africa, inhabiting diverse ecosystems ranging from savannas and grasslands to woodlands and semi-desert areas. They were also found in parts of the Middle East, including the Arabian Peninsula and some regions of southwestern Asia. Over the course of the 20th century, the lion population experienced a significant decline due to various factors such as habitat loss, human-wildlife conflict, and poaching. As a result, their historic range has contracted, and lions are now primarily concentrated in sub-Saharan Africa. Presently, lions are found in fragmented populations across several African countries, with some of the notable strongholds being in countries like Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. Conservation efforts, including the establishment of protected areas and initiative

The Problem with Plastics

 The amount of plastic that gets recycled varies significantly depending on geographical locations, infrastructure, and public awareness. In many parts of the world, the recycling rates for plastic are lower than desired. Despite efforts to promote recycling, a substantial amount of plastic still ends up in landfills or in the environment, contributing to pollution. Challenges in the recycling process, such as the complexity of separating different types of plastic, limited recycling facilities, and the lack of standardized recycling systems, contribute to the overall low recycling rates. This infographic highlights the dishearteningly low percentage of plastic that undergoes recycling. The information depicted in " The Problem with Plastics " infographic was crafted by Information is Beautiful, visually presenting data sourced from Geyer et al.'s study in Science Advances . Approximately 6% of the world's plastic has been recycled, 10% has been incinerated (0.8 bill