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Endangered Gir lions conquer viral threat, experts advise moving some prides to other Parks
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Endangered Gir lions conquer viral threat, experts advise moving some prides to other Parks

The 2018 virus outbreak was a reminder that the steady growth in the animal's population cannot be taken for granted.

The Lion Kingdom: New series documents fight against canine distemper outbreak in Gujarat's Gir forest
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The Lion Kingdom: New series documents fight against canine distemper outbreak in Gujarat's Gir forest

The Lion Kingdom director Upma Bhatnagar on combating CDV affecting lions in Gujarat's Gir, the changing meaning of wildlife, and the human-animal conflict.

Illegal limestone mining near Gir forest: NGT orders state govt to submit report on environmental damage
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Illegal limestone mining near Gir forest: NGT orders state govt to submit report on environmental damage

The 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.

Madhya Pradesh seeks Centre's help to get lions from Gujarat's Gir forest; state spent Rs 14 crore to relocate villagers
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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
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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.

Another lion found dead in private farmland in Gir forest; body sent for autopsy to ascertain cause
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Another lion found dead in private farmland in Gir forest; body sent for autopsy to ascertain cause

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.

Amid Asiatic lion deaths at Gir forest, special vaccines arrive from US to protect the endangered big cats
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Amid Asiatic lion deaths at Gir forest, special vaccines arrive from US to protect the endangered big cats

The 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.

Gir Forest lion toll rises to 23; Gujarat govt says canine distemper virus, protozoal infection behind deaths
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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.

Supreme Court calls death of lions in Gujarat's Gir forest 'extremely serious', asks Centre to take action to protect them
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Supreme Court calls death of lions in Gujarat's Gir forest 'extremely serious', asks Centre to take action to protect them

In September, over 21 lions have died in the Gir Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park, due to various reasons.

Death of another lioness in Gujarat's Gir forest brings toll to 14; seven injured lions rescued
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Death of another lioness in Gujarat's Gir forest brings toll to 14; seven injured lions rescued

Alarmed 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.

11 lions found dead within few days in Gujarat's Gir forest; forest officials say lung infection, infighting likely cause of death
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11 lions found dead within few days in Gujarat's Gir forest; forest officials say lung infection, infighting likely cause of death

The Gir forest administration is making efforts to save the remaining lions by providing them with proper medical care.

Narendra Modi launches Rs 1,000 cr development schemes for Daman and Diu, inaugurates flight between Ahmedabad and Diu
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Narendra Modi launches Rs 1,000 cr development schemes for Daman and Diu, inaugurates flight between Ahmedabad and Diu

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched development schemes worth Rs 1,000 crore for Daman and Diu, and also inaugurated a flight connecting Ahmedabad to coastal town of Diu.

Selfie with Gir lions lands cricketer Ravindra Jadeja in trouble
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Selfie with Gir lions lands cricketer Ravindra Jadeja in trouble

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.

Gir Lion Project: a rare conservation success story
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Gir Lion Project: a rare conservation success story

With 100 lions living amiably among 6 million people, there is much that the rest of India and the world can learn about what makes this situation so remarkable.