Articles tagged under: Wildlife

74 arrested for illegal lion-shows in Gujarat in last 2 years, govt. informs in assembly

July 16, 2019
74 arrested for illegal lion-shows in Gujarat in last 2 years, govt. informs in assembly

Gandhinagar: Gujarat government today informed that altogether 74 people have been nabbed in connection with illegal lion-shows in and around Gir forests in the state in last two years. In reply to a question by Pratap Dudhat, the Congress MLA from Savarkundla in Amreli, one of three districts in Saurashtra region where Gir forests, the sole abode of Asiatic lions, was spread, the government informed this in the assembly. Among those nabbed, there was no forest official o...Read More

Lion, lioness from Gujarat sent to Assam State Zoo in specially designed rail coach

July 13, 2019
Lion, lioness from Gujarat sent to Assam State Zoo in specially designed rail coach

Junagadh: A pair of Asiatic lion and lioness from Sakkarbaug Zoo, one of the oldest in India, situated in Junagadh of Gujarat have been sent to the Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden, largest of its kind in the whole North East region situated in Guwahati under animal exchange programme. RFO Junagadh, Suresh Bariaya today said that the Junagadh zoo would received a pair of bears from Assam in exchange. 'The pair of lion and lioness from here were taken to Okha yesterday ...Read More

CM chairs meeting of State Board for Wildlife in Gandhinagar

July 08, 2019
CM chairs meeting of State Board for Wildlife in Gandhinagar

Gandhinagar(based on press release): Gujarat Chief Minister today suggested that the forest department should make deliberation with the central government for setting-up national level Forest Research Institute in Gujarat. He was addressing the 15th meeting of the State Board for Wildlife chaired by him in Gandhinagar, today. The CM also made suggestion to create a data base of snake catchers across the State and felicitate them for their services in a function. He made suggestion ...Read 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

Crocodile in temple in central Gujarat, devotees worship it as mother goddess’s vehicle

June 23, 2019
Crocodile in temple in central Gujarat, devotees worship it as mother goddess’s vehicle

By our correspondent, Lunavada: A bizarre incident of puja of a live crocodile in a temple in central Gujarat was witnessed last evening. In fact the crocodile had somehow crept in to the Khodiyar mata temple in Khothamba palla village in Mahisagar district last evening. When devotees noticed it, they started saying that it has come here for the protection of the temple where an incident of theft had taken place two days ago. Incidentally, crocodile or magar is deemed as the v...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

Forest teams trying to locate and shift lions in coastal areas to safer places in the wake of approaching cyclone VAYU

June 12, 2019
Forest teams trying to locate and shift lions in coastal areas to safer places in the wake of approaching cyclone VAYU

Amreli: Even as the precautionary measures in the wake of approaching cyclonic storm VAYU were on in full swing, the forest department teams in coastal Jafrabad area of Amreli district in Gujarat were trying to locate and move several lions from the forests in the area to safer places. A forest official today said that around 10 teams including several trackers were locating the lions who live in coastal area. 'There were at least three groups of lions and some of them live in low...Read More

Gujarat CM inaugurates latest ambulance, high tech monitoring centre and wireless surveillance cell for conservation of Lions at Gir

June 11, 2019
Gujarat CM inaugurates latest ambulance, high tech monitoring centre and wireless surveillance cell for conservation of Lions at Gir

Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister today flagged off a latest Ambulance van for medical care of Asiatic lions in Gir sanctuary. The Chief Minister also visited Sasan Animal Care and Rescue Centre. He said the State government is determined for conservation of lions. He said as many as 30 lions of Gujarat will roar in other states under the Animal Exchange Progamme against which 142 rare animals will come to Gujarat. Rupani inaugurated a Gir High Tech Monitoring Centre which is equip...Read More

Leopard dies due to electrocution in farm near Gir forests

June 07, 2019
Leopard dies due to electrocution in farm near Gir forests

Junagadh:In another death of leopard due to electrocution within 24 hours, an around 5 year old male leopard was found dead on a transformer in a farm in Talala area close to Gir forests in Gir Somnath district this morning. CCF Junagadh DT Vasavada said that the leopard was found dead in the farm of one Sarman D Gareja, who informed the forest officials at around 0730 am this morning. The forest was around 10 km from the spot. All the 18 nails of the beast were found intact. Detaile...Read More

Animal Exchange Programme: Gujarat Zoo to give lions to AP, Karnataka

June 01, 2019
Animal Exchange Programme: Gujarat Zoo to give lions to AP, Karnataka

Gandhinagar: Gujarat government has given in-principle approval to give two pairs of lions to Mysore based Chamrajendra zoo of Karnataka and one pair to Tirupati zoo in Andhra Pradesh under Animal Exchange Programme. Mysore zoo will get two pairs of Asiatic lions and one female red necked wallaby from Junagadh based Sakkarbaug zoo to Mysore based zoo. In exchange of this Mysore zoo will give one pair of hippopotamus, one male and two female Gor, one pair of Black swan and one male red ne...Read More