Monday, Sep 26, 2022

Gir Wildlife Sanctuary


Pride of lions preys on 10 cows at gaushala in Rajkot village

December 22, 2020 11:19 pm

Being territorial animals, lions are moving out of Gir and other protected areas spread across Junagadh, Gir Somnath, Amreli and Bhavnagar districts, according to forest officials.

Must shift rail tracks, shutdown quarries to save Gir lions: Gujarat HC told

June 21, 2019 6:24 pm

The Gir Wildlife Sanctuary, part of the forest spread across several Gujarat districts, is the last abode of Asiatic lions in the world.

Gujarat government finalises Rs 351-crore package for lion conservation after spate of deaths

November 21, 2018 9:41 am

The announcement comes in the wake of the death of 27 lions in and around Gir Wildlife Sanctuary during the last two months, a majority of them were infected by canine distemper virus (CDV).

In Gujarat govt's blueprint for saving lions: hiring informers, increasing safaris

June 20, 2018 8:26 am

In the last two years, at least 38 cases of illegal activities, like conducting lion shows and harassing the felines by chasing them by vehicles in and around the Gir wildlife sanctuary have come to light.

Gir sanctuary: Govt set to introduce modified land use policy for eco-sensitive zones

May 11, 2016 4:24 am

Government sources said that the modified policy was ready and it will be promulgated once the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) in the region due to the Talala assembly bypoll is over.

‘83 Asiatic lions died in two years’

February 28, 2014 4:11 pm

As per the last census done in GWS, in 2010, the total number of lions were put at 411.

Lioness found dead near Gir Wildlife Sanctuary

November 23, 2013 4:48 am

On inspection,injury marks were found,” state forest officials said.

Saving lions: Locals told to barricade open wells in Gir

April 28, 2012 6:19 am

Farmers living in the vicinity of the Gir Wildlife Sanctuary have been asked to barricade about 3,000 open wells to prevent Asiatic lions from falling into them.

Over 8,000 trees in protected area to be axed

April 26, 2012 2:32 am

Apart from over 4,800 trees in non-protected area,more than 8,000 other trees in protected forest area will axed for the four-laning work on National Highway 8D.

Fire endangers over 25 lions in Amreli grassland

April 09, 2012 5:18 am

As many as 28 Asiatic lions,including two one-month-old cubs,are feared to be in danger after a major fire broke out in a grassland in the periphery of Gir Wildlife Sanctuary near Krakach village in Liliya taluka of Amreli district.