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Articles tagged under: Gir

Gir Sanctuary and National park, Ambardi and Devaliya Safari parks to remain closed for tourists

March 16, 2020
Gir Sanctuary and National park, Ambardi and Devaliya Safari parks to remain closed for tourists

Junagadh: Amid the rising concerns of spread of Corona virus (COVID19), the Gir Sanctuary and National Park would also be closed for tourists from tomorrow till March 29. CCF Junagadh D T Vasavada said that the Safari parks in Amabardi, Devaliya and the Sakkarbaug zoo here would also remained closed during the period. ' As per the order issued by Chief wildlife warden Gujarat the Sanctuary and National park under the jurisdiction of this circle including Sakkarbag zoo,Deavaliya a...Read More

No gauge conversion of railway track passing through Gir: Centre assures

March 13, 2020
No gauge conversion of railway track passing through Gir: Centre assures

New Delhi: The Central Government has reassured that there will not be any gauge conversion of the railway track passing through Gir. The government said that Talala-Visavadar meter gauge is a part of Veraval-Talala-Visavadar gauge conversion project, which has been included in the Budget 2017-18. Presently, it has been decided to retain this section as Meter Gauge due to forest issues as the alignment is passing through Gir Reserve Forest. The Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, Shri ...Read More

Lion kills farm-labourer in village near Gir forests

December 23, 2019
Lion kills farm-labourer in village near Gir forests

Amreli: A 55 year old man was attacked and killed by a lion in a farm in Jira village close to Dalkhaniya range of Gir east forest. CCF Junagadh DT Vasavada said the incident took place in the farm of one Chimanbhai Popatbhai Bhambhomrliya. The deceased identified as one Kadubhai Motibhai Bhilad, about 55 years old farm labourer. He had gone to attend the nature's call when the 3 to 5 year old lion attacked and killed him at around 6 am this morning. DeshGujaratRead More

Young lioness found injured on highway near Gir East Forests in Gujarat dies during treatment

November 15, 2019
Young lioness found injured on highway near Gir East Forests in Gujarat dies during treatment

Amreli: A quite young lioness died in a road accident on a road near Gir East forests in Amreli district in Gujarat today. A forest official said that the around 3 to 5 year old lioness was found injured beside Khamba-Dedan road near Tulsishyam range of Gir East Forests. It was apparently hit by any unknown vehicle while crossing the road. The beast was taken to Jasadhar animal care center for treatment where it succumbed. ' The Field staff rescued the animal an...Read More

Mahant Bharatdas, the famous sole voter of Banej temple booth, in deep Gir forests of Gujarat passes away

November 01, 2019
Mahant Bharatdas, the famous sole voter of Banej temple booth, in deep Gir forests of Gujarat passes away

Rajkot: Mahant Bharatdas Darshadas, the hermit famous as the lone voter of the booth especially made each election since 2007 in the old Banej temple situated in deep Gir forests in Gujarat, died today. He was 68 years old. His associate and disciple of his guru, Haridas Darshandas Bapu today said that Bharatdas, a native of Pali in Rajasthan, was suffering from many ailments including diabetes, hypertension and heart related problems for the past several years. Both of his K...Read More

Leopard kills 70 year old woman in village near Gir East

September 20, 2019
Leopard kills 70 year old woman in village near Gir East

Amreli: A leopard today attacked and killed a 70 year old woman in Mujiyasar village close to Tulshishyam range of Gir East forests in Amreli district of Gujarat. CCF Junagadh D T Vasavada said that the leopard attacked Nanuben Rambhai Parmar at around 530am this morning when the lady had gone out to attend the nature's call. Her body was later found from a farmland at around 700 meters away from her home. Cages have been put in the area to nab the leopard.Read More

Another leopard electrocuted in farm near Jamwala range of West Gir forests

August 06, 2019
Another leopard electrocuted in farm near Jamwala range of West Gir forests

Junagadh: Yet another leopard was electrocuted in a farm close to Ghatavad round of Jamwala rage of West Gir forests in Gir Somnath district of Gujarat today. CCF D T Vasavada said that around 7 to 8 year old male leopard died due to coming in contact of electric current in the farm of one Chetan Abhesinh Vansh. Notably on August 1, a 9 to 12 year old female leopard had died in similar manner in another farm in the a nearby locality. DeshGujaratRead More

Tempting advertisement: Forest department seals a resort in Gir

July 06, 2019
Tempting advertisement: Forest department seals a resort in Gir

Junagadh: Gujarat Forest department today sealed Gir Pride Resort following "tempting advertising" on social media by the resort displaying illegal act like walk with lion. CCF Wildlife Junagadh said stringent legal action will follow. CCF has also requested tourists not to fall trap to such ads. It is learnt that operator of the resort Mahendrasinh Solanki had posted a video and announced offer for sighting of lion in night safari for Rs. 999. DeshGujaratRead More

Representatives from all the groups of lions in and around Gir forests to be radio collared in a months time: CCF Vasavada

June 24, 2019
Representatives from all the groups of lions in and around Gir forests to be radio collared in a months time: CCF Vasavada

By our correspondent, Junagadh: In an endeavour to link at least one representative big cat of all the lion groups (prides) in and around Gir forests, the sole natural abode of Asiatic lions, with radio collar device to make their detection and monitoring easy, the forest department has so far done almost one third of the job and the remaining would most likely be completed in a months time. CCF Junagadh D T Vasavada today said that since June 11 to till date more than 25 representat...Read More

Gir lions death issue: Amicus Curiae Hemang shah submits suggestion brief in the High Court

June 20, 2019
Gir lions death issue: Amicus Curiae Hemang shah submits suggestion brief in the High Court

Ahmedabad: The amicus curiae of the Gujarat high court in the matter of lions deaths in and around Gir Sanctuary in Gujarat, Hemang Shah in his brief given to the court has given several suggestions. The court had sought suggestions on preventing lions deaths during hearing of this matter in January this year. The court was hearing the matter after the death of three young lions in Savarkundala area getting run over by a goods train in December last year. ...Read More