Wednesday, Sep 28, 2022

Gir National Park


Centre’s lion plan continues to ignore urgent imperative of relocating the animal out of Gir

July 28, 2022 8:49 am

Experts believe the Gir lions would have been far more effective in the role assigned to the cheetahs. Conservation authorities need to do some rethinking on big cats.

116 cows died of ‘poisoning’ in Sabarkantha dist, government informs assembly

March 15, 2022 9:51 am

Raising the issue under Rule 116 of the Gujarat Assembly, Congress MLA Rajendrasinh Thakor pointed out the cattle died after eating maize which is also used as green fodder.

Jio ‘not to move further’ with plan to construct towers in Gir

January 11, 2022 11:55 am

🔴 On January 5, The Indian Express had reported that Jio has approached the state forest department seeking clearance for the construction of towers in Gir sanctuary and Girnar sanctuary near Junagadh city that is also a habitat of Gir lions.

Heavy rush for safaris as Gir sanctuary set to open today

October 16, 2021 2:49 am

The Gujarat State Lion Conservation Society, an autonomous body functioning under the aegis of the Gujarat forest department, issues 150 safari permits during weekdays and 180 permits on the weekends.

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.