Madhya Pradesh seeks Centre's help to get lions from Gujarat's Gir forest; state spent Rs 14 crore to relocate villagers
The Madhya Pradesh government has sought the Centre's help in getting Asiatic lions from Gujarat's Gir, which has been delayed by over five years despite a Supreme Court order, according to official documents.
Three Asiatic lions run over by goods train in Gir; Gujarat forest department orders inquiry into incident
A goods train travelling in Savarkundla range of Amreli, en route to Pipavav from Botad, ran over three lions, two males and a female, killing them on the spot.
The death comes at a time when 23 lions have died in the Gir forest in Gujarat, a majority of them due to viral and bacterial infections, since 12 September, putting the state government in a spot of bother.
Gir lions' deaths: Decoding the disturbing Canine Distemper Virus epidemic that killed over 20 big cats
The conservation effort for the Asiatic lion in Gujarat's Gir Forest lies in establishing one or more alternate homes for the endangered species.
Gir lions won't be relocated, says Vijay Rupani; Gujarat chief minister says situation at forest is under control
According to forest officials, "As many as 23 lions have died in the Gir sanctuary in less than a month. Most of them have succumbed to canine distemper virus (CDV) and protozoa infections."
'Impossible to vaccinate all 500 lions in Gir,' says senior Gujarat official; forest department unsure what killed 23 big cats
Gujarat Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife), Akshay Kumar Saxena, debunks reports that all 500 lions in Gir National Park will be vaccinated, says "It is not humanly possible to round up 500-plus wild lions and vaccinate them."
Gir lions' deaths: Officials fail to ascertain actual cause; multiple hypotheses, experts could muddy investigation
The forest department's failure to pin down the exact cause of the lions' deaths in Gir National Park is the only certain outcome of the hectic maneuverings of the last few days. So far, nobody in the forest or government is even talking about a contingency plan in case things turn worse
Gir Forest lion toll rises to 23; Gujarat govt says canine distemper virus, protozoal infection behind deaths
The department meant to look after the Gir Forest has maintained that the death of lions was caused by infighting among the big cats.
The Supreme Court has not been made fully aware of the importance of Kuno-Palpur as a migration corridor for tigers and the threat of lion-tiger conflict. Because sandwiching lions between tigers would endanger both.
Ravindra Jadeja caught the attention of the Gujarat Forest Department by posing for a picture with a pride of Lions at the Gir National Park and Sanctuary.
Three Asiatic lions, from near Gir National Sanctuary, found to have turned man-eaters, have been sentenced to life within a cage. A fully grown male lion would be kept in a zoo while the other sub-adult females would be sent to a forest rescue centre permanently, an official said on Wednesday.
Gir national forest officials have 'arrested' 18 lions in a crime involving murder of three people.
The SC verdict not only robbed the state of its monopoly over Asiatic lions but also scuttled the royal Gujarati dream of importing African cheetahs to India.
Ninety-two Asiatic lions have died, including 83 of natural death, in the past two years in Gujarat's Saurashtra region while there has been no case of poaching.