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Thursday, January 28, 2021

Asiatic Lions


Gujarat: Two lions kill 17-yr-old girl at farm in Junagadh village

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.

For second year in a row, lions camp in Jasdan

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.

Centre to launch Project Lion, Dolphin

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.

Gujarat govt ‘not in favour’ of translocating lions to MP

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.

Gujarat Chief Wildlife Warden gets notice over ‘objectionable’ lion comment

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.

Policymakers should look at Asiatic lions as resource, not asset: Gujarat top forest officer

August 11, 2020 2:00 am

Tikadar, also the Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF), was speaking at a webinar on conservation of Asiatic lions organised by the Central Zoo Authority on World Lion Day.

Visavadar range: No progress in probe into ‘electrocution’ of Asiatic lion

August 09, 2020 3:26 am

While the probe in the lioness' death meanders, sources claim that canine distemper virus (CDV), which has been claiming Asiatic lions in Gir (east) for the past few months and more recently in Shetrunji wildlife division, has spread to Visavadar also.

1,000 doses of vaccine imported, says official; ‘Lions that died early this year had canine distemper virus too’

July 17, 2020 3:50 am

The confirmation comes after the detection of babesiosis among lions in parts of Gir forest and establishes that the combination of the viral and protozoal infections observed in 2018 has occurred again and claimed around 32 big cats.

Gujarat: Study of Asiatic lions by WII stalled as state withdraws permit

July 03, 2020 4:09 am

The withdrawal of permission may well mark an end to the long-running study of Asiatic lions and greater Gir area by scientists of WII in its present form. The series of study had begun in early 1990.

Gujarat: With lion society meet postponed, salaries of wildlife trackers delayed

June 29, 2020 11:27 pm

Wildlife trackers said that they have not been paid since March and that their service contracts, which are generally renewed in May every year, have not been renewed till date this year.