A two-day census carried out at Gir sanctuary in Junagadh district of Saurashtra has revealed that the herbivore population has gone up 18.40 percent over the last three years.
Tourists visiting Gujarat to get a glimpse of the Asiatic Lions might get to see them at a new address at Ambardi in Amreli district, the eastern end of Gir sanctuary, by this year-end.
Gujarat government would be exploring "all legal options" to challenge the Supreme Court verdict on relocation of Asiatic lions to neighbouring Madhya Pradesh.
The Gujarat government today said it will study the full judgement of the Supreme Court on relocation of Asiatic lions to Madhya Pradesh before deciding its future course of action on the issue.
Authorities in the Sasan Gir National Park in Gujarat have constructed artificial water ponds for animals.
The last abode of Asiatic Lions, Gir Sanctuary, lost 25 lions in the year 2011-12.
Vice President Hamid Ansari, who is
on a three-day tour to Gujarat, visited the Gir Sanctuary, the
only known home to the world-famous Asiatic lions.
The Gujarat forest and
environment department has banned entry of vehicles on the
roads passing through Gir National Park and Sanctuary, the
last abode of Asiatic Lions, at night.
Five lions of Gir Sanctuary were
seen roaming on the road leading to Bhuva village in Amreli
Gujarat’s famous Gir sanctuary is facing acute water scarcity due to rising temperatures.
Day in Pics: 29th November
Showbiz World - November 29, 2014