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Latest News on Gir Forest
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May 10, 2019
Illegal limestone mining near Gir forest: NGT orders state govt to submit report on environmental damageThe National Green Tribunal (NGT) has ordered the Gujarat government to submit a report of environmental damage due to illegal limestone mining in Gir Somnath and Junagadh districts of Gujarat after an NGO filed an application that these mines were operating without the required permissions.
Jan 27, 2019
Madhya Pradesh seeks Centre's help to get lions from Gujarat's Gir forest; state spent Rs 14 crore to relocate villagersThe 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.
Dec 19, 2018
Three Asiatic lions run over by goods train in Gir; Gujarat forest department orders inquiry into incidentA 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.
Nov 12, 2018
Lion enters farmer's house in Gujarat's Patla village, relaxes on heap of groundnuts; officials safely drive animal back to Gir forestThe lion sneaked inside farmer Jilubhai Vala's house on Sunday night from nearby Gir forest
Oct 15, 2018
Another lion found dead in private farmland in Gir forest; body sent for autopsy to ascertain causeThe 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.
Oct 04, 2018
Amid Asiatic lion deaths at Gir forest, special vaccines arrive from US to protect the endangered big catsThe deaths of as many as 23 lions at the Gir forest — believed to have been caused by a deadly combination of Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) and a protozoal infection — since 12 September is a crisis looming over the endangered animals.
Oct 03, 2018
Gir Forest lion toll rises to 23; Gujarat govt says canine distemper virus, protozoal infection behind deathsThe department meant to look after the Gir Forest has maintained that the death of lions was caused by infighting among the big cats.
Oct 03, 2018
Supreme Court calls death of lions in Gujarat's Gir forest 'extremely serious', asks Centre to take action to protect themIn September, over 21 lions have died in the Gir Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park, due to various reasons.
Sep 27, 2018
Death of another lioness in Gujarat's Gir forest brings toll to 14; seven injured lions rescuedAlarmed by the climbing death toll of the big cats, the Gujarat Forest Department has set up 64 teams to screen the vast forest area of Gir to identify sick and weak lions and move them to rescue centres.
Sep 21, 2018
11 lions found dead within few days in Gujarat's Gir forest; forest officials say lung infection, infighting likely cause of deathThe Gir forest administration is making efforts to save the remaining lions by providing them with proper medical care.