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Gujarat: Endangered Gir lion dies after falling in a trap in Amreli, two detained

Sarasiya is the range where more than two dozen Asiatic lions had died following an outbreak of canine distemper virus a year ago. Sarasiya is one the biggest ranges in Gir forest, the last natural abode of Asiatic lions. The range is a mixture of forest and agro-pastoral land.

Gujarat: Four lions rescued from 100-ft deep dry well in Gir forest

Chief Conservator of Forests (CCF) of Junagadh Wildlife Circle, Dushyant Vasavada, said that the four sub-adult lions — aged between two and three years — were rescued by early Sunday morning.


Forest areas being 'finished' due to concretisation, says SC

The top court was informed that nine states and Union Territories (UTs) have filed affidavits giving requisite details, including on the procedure adopted in rejecting the claims of tribals over the forest land.

Two journalists among six booked for chasing lions in Gir forest

Gir forest and other protected areas spread across Junagadh, Gir Somnath, Amreli and Bhavnagar districts are the last natural abode of Asiatic lions in the world. Entering the Gir-protected area without due permission is an offence.

Gujarat: 413 lions died in 5 years, 35% from illness

Illness among lions also accounted for 45% of the 145 lion cub deaths between 2013-18.

Must shift rail tracks, shut down quarries to save lions: Gujarat HC told

In an oral order given on Thursday, on the basis of a report on the rising deaths of Asiatic lions in the world’s only sanctuary for the species in the state, a division bench of Justices S R Brahmbhatt and A P Thaker asked the state government to file its reply, and posted the matter for further hearing on July 11.


Gujarat: Wildlife tracker identified in lion viral video, questioned by forest department

Gir forest and other protected areas spread across Junagadh, Amreli, Gir Somnath and Bhavnagar districts of Saurashtra region are the last abode of Asiatic lions in the world. Population of these endangered big cats was estimated to be 523 in year 2015. However, 167 of them were living outside protected forest areas.

Woman dies after leopard attack near Gir forest, second such incident in two days

This is the second incident of a leopard attack in the region. The previous night, a leopard had attacked and injured a 12-year-old girl in nearby Ambala village.

Gujarat: Train mows down three lions in Gir

Roopa Srinivasan, Divisional Railway Manager of Bhavnagar, said that the train driver did try to save the big cats but remained unsuccessful.

Lion enters farmer’s home in Gujarat

Unad Vala, the farmer’s cousin told The Indian Express that there were around 15 people in the house when the lion entered the farmer’s residence.

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