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Gir National Park


Direct a clear-cut policy on wildlife, PIL urges Gujarat HC

January 07, 2021 10:48 pm

The petitioners have stated that in light of the increasing number of lions in Gir, newer strategies are necessary for better conservation management.

Lion safaris begin in Gir but poor tourist response a cause for concern

October 22, 2020 6:01 am

In normal times, the two safari parks remain open to tourists round the year, while safaris inside the GNPWS are allowed from October 16 to June 15. The sanctuary remains closed to tourists during the monsoon.

Gujarat forest guard records encounter with lioness, gets widely shared on social media

October 08, 2020 10:11 am

The 32-second-long clip shows light from Gir forest guard Mahesh Sondarva’s vehicle illuminating the road and a lioness blocking his path.

Saving the King

January 28, 2020 11:35 pm

A documentary series revisits the time when a deadly virus killed the lions of the Gir National Park.

Gir National Park to remain shut for four months from Sunday

June 15, 2019 7:18 pm

The park is closed during this period every year as it is the breeding season for many animals, including the big cats, said Rajiv Gupta, Additional Chief Secretary of Environment and Forest Department of Gujarat government.

Gujarat: Natural sources running dry in Gir, govt fills up artificial water holes for animals

May 10, 2019 4:25 am

Gir National Park and Sanctuary, which is the core habitat of the endangered Asiatic lions, is spread over 1,453 sq km across Junagadh, Gir Somnath and Amreli.

Gujarat's Ambardi lion safari gets Centre's nod

June 06, 2017 6:37 pm

The ministry had earlier given an in-principle nod to the project, which aims to reduce the tourist rush in western part of the Gir National Park in Gujarat.

Gir National Park closes doors for tourists during monsoon season

June 05, 2016 12:04 pm

The months between June to October are considered as the mating season for several wild animals and birds

CM Anandiben Patel goes on safari in Gir national park

May 12, 2015 4:50 am

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

Forest dept proposes drone surveillance in state jungles

April 15, 2015 4:43 am

According to a Forest Department official, these front line officials are guarding our forests day in and day out.