Articles tagged under: Wildlife

Over 20 Asiatic lions die of Babesia disease in Gir forests of Gujarat in 3 months

May 07, 2020
Over 20 Asiatic lions die of Babesia disease in Gir forests of Gujarat in 3 months

Junagadh: More than 20 lions in Gir forests, the sole natural abode of the Asiatic lions situated in Saurashtra region of Gujarat, have died in last 3 months due to a disease caused by Babesia, a protozoan parasite, a senior forest official confirmed today. Chief Conservator of Forest (CCF), Junagadh, D T Vasavada today said that in the last three months 23 lions have died in the eastern Gir forests and most of these deaths were due to Babesia. Majority of the deaths were reported ...Read More

8 more lion cubs take birth in Sakkarbag Zoo of Junagadh

April 08, 2020
8 more lion cubs take birth in Sakkarbag Zoo of Junagadh

Junagadh: Two more lioness in Sakkarbag zoo of Junagadh, Gujarat gave birth to 8 more cubs last night making total of 17 cubs born in last 8 days, said CCF Wildlife Jungadh, Gujarat sharing this photograph. DeshGujaratRead More

Good news for wildlife lovers of Gujarat, 6 more lion cubs born Junagadh

April 06, 2020
Good news for wildlife lovers of Gujarat, 6 more lion cubs born Junagadh

Junagadh: There is a good news for wildlife lovers of Gujarat as 6 more lion cubs have been born today including another 3 at the Sakkarbaug zoo here. Earlier on April 2, three cubs, two male and one female, were born to a lioness at the state's oldest zoo here. CCF DT Vasavada today said that three more lions cubs have born at Sakkarbag zoo and the mother is nursing. 'At Ambardi safari park also a lioness has given birth to 3 cubs. But since the mother at Ambardi has k...Read More

Lioness attacks and injure one in village near Gir forests in Gujarat

March 16, 2020
Lioness attacks and injure one in village near Gir forests in Gujarat

Junagadh:A lioness today attacked and injured a man in Shedhaya village of Kodinar Taluka in Gir Somnath district of Gujarat. CCF D T Vasavada said that the lioness attacked Rambhai Rajabhai Bheda in the village Shedhaya at around 0715 am this morning while he was out to attend the nature's call. He said that the village was close-by to the Jamvala range and Ghatvad round of the Gir forests. Rambhai with injuries on the back has been admitted to Kodinar hospital. ...Read More

Centre released Rs 1010.42 crore for 2967 Tigers and Rs 32 crore for 523 Lions in last three years

March 16, 2020
Centre released Rs 1010.42 crore for 2967 Tigers and Rs 32 crore for 523 Lions in last three years

New Delhi: Under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme – ‘Development of Wildlife Habitats’ (CSS-DWH), the Central Government has released a total of Rs 1010.42 crore for ‘Project Tiger’ and Rs 32 crore for Asiatic Lions in the last three years. Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Babul Supriyo, provided the information in Rajya Sabha on March 16, 2020 while replying to a question raised by MP Shri Parimal Nathwani. According to the state...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

Lioness that fell in farm-well near Gir forests while chasing a goat rescued in injured condition

March 09, 2020
Lioness that fell in farm-well near Gir forests while chasing a goat rescued in injured condition

Junagadh: A lioness which had fallen in a well in a village near Gir forests in Amreli district of Gujarat during course of chasing a goat was today rescued in injured condition. CCF Junagadh D T Vasavada said that around 11 years old lioness had fallen in a farm well in Jira village close to the Dalkhaniya range of the Gir East forests. He said that the beast had fallen in the well with parapete while trying to hunt a goat. Her claws damaged as she tried hard to come out ...Read More

Wild Ass census 2020 on 13-14 March

March 08, 2020
Wild Ass census 2020 on 13-14 March

Surendranagar: Census of wild ass will be carried out in Little Rann of Kutch and portion of Great Rann of Kutch on 13-14 March this year. The last census took place in year 2014 in which 4,451 wild ass were counted. This year, the figure is estimated to reach around 5,000. 3 Regional Officers, 18 Zonal Officers, 77 Sub Zonal Officers, scores of volunteers, sanctuary staffers - in total 1200 persons will participate in census process across 362 points. Visitors will not allow entry dur...Read More

Total 261 lion deaths in and around Gir forests in Gujarat in last 2 years, only 17 unnatural

March 05, 2020
Total 261 lion deaths in and around Gir forests in Gujarat in last 2 years, only 17 unnatural

Gandhinagar: A total of 261 lions have died in last two year in and around Gir forest in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat, which is the only natural abode of Asiatic lions, Forest and Environment minister of the state, Ganpat Vasava informed today. In reply to a question in the state assembly today Vasava however said that most of the deaths of the lions was due to natural reasons as only 17 have died due to unnatural causes. He said that in 2018 a total of 113 ( 59 adult l...Read More

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