In the mid-19th century, the advent of firearms led to the decline of Asiatic lion. By 1940, it had disappeared everywhere, except for __A__ in West India. To protect the lion, __B__and __C_was established in 1965. The population of the Asiatic lion is vulnerable to unpredicted events like _D__or _E__. To save the species, establishment of at least one more wild population is recommended.