CM Anandiben Patel goes on safari in Gir national park

Chief Minister Anandiben Patel went on a safari in the famous Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary (GNPWS) to watch Asiatic lions in their only natural habitat in the world

By: Express News Service | Rajkot | Published:May 12, 2015 4:50 am

A day after declaring results of the lion census 2015, Chief Minister Anandiben Patel went on a safari in the famous Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary (GNPWS) to watch Asiatic lions in their only natural habitat in the world on Monday.

The CM went on safari early in the morning with Forests and Environment Minister Mangubhai Patel, Additional Chief Secretary (forest) P K Taneja, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and head of forest force C N Pandey, chief wildlife warden of Gujarat, S C Pant and other senior forest officers accompanied her.

Patel also visited the animal rescue centre at Sasan Gir and interacted with women forest officers engaged in rescuing wild animals. The CM also met women groups which have traditionally helped conserve lions in the area.

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