June 07, 2021 10:10 am
Chief Minister M K Stalin instructed the authorities to ensure proper vaccination is administered to all animal handlers and officials at the zoo where the first instance of COVID-19 was found among the lions.
May 04, 2021 7:41 pm
Rakesh Mishra, advisor of the CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, said the animals must have got infected through zoo-keeping staff.
March 14, 2021 10:40 pm
Officers of Bhavnagar territorial forest division said that the fire started in revenue area of Kanjarda village of Palitana taluka and spread to the adjoining Shetrunjay Dungar Reserve Forest.
March 09, 2021 3:25 am
Supriyo said as part of proposed Project Lion on the lines of Project Tiger, the Centre would set up a National Wildlife Disease Diagnostic Research and Referral Centre in Gujarat.
March 05, 2021 10:27 pm
While the Congress claimed that the deaths were influenced by rotting cattle meat that illegally makes its way into Gir from the peripheral villages, the state government defended saying that the population of these carnivores have risen by 29 per cent in the past five years.
December 22, 2020 6:10 pm
The DCF said the forest department was trying to catch the two lions after their “very unusual behaviour”. Unless provoked, Asiatic lions rarely attack humans.
December 05, 2020 2:22 pm
A lioness and two sub-adults, which, officers say, look like males, have been staying in hilly shrublands around 20 km west of Jasdan town for the past one week.
August 16, 2020 2:00 am
A report released by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change earlier this year had flagged an increase in the number of Asiatic lions in Gujarat’s Gir forest from 523 in 2015 to to 674 in 2020.
August 14, 2020 4:00 am
The statement came two days after Soumitra Dasgupta, Additional Director General (Wildlife) in the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), stated that the Central government had not abandoned the process of translocating Asiatic lions to Madhya Pradesh.
August 14, 2020 1:12 am
The show-cause notice was issued by the office of the additional chief secretary (forests and environment) Rajiv Kumar Gupta.