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Articles tagged under: Wildlife

A radio-tagged Common Crane bird’s journey from Gujarat to Northern Kazakhstan and back tracked

October 13, 2020
A radio-tagged Common Crane bird’s journey from Gujarat to Northern Kazakhstan and back tracked

Gandhinagar: The Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun has tracked the journey of a female common crane bird from Gujarat to its breeding site in Northern Kazakhstan and back to Gujarat where it returned. This migratory bird named Vadla was tagged with a transmitter in March this year by WII scientists. The project is funded by the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited. Prakash Javadekar, Union minister for environment, forest and climate change (MoEFCC) took to social media on Tuesd...Read More

A Lion stuck in farm border fencing rescued near Palitana

October 10, 2020
A Lion stuck in farm border fencing rescued near Palitana

Bhavnagar: An Asiatic wild lion stuck in a border fence of farm in Gheti village near Palitana in Bhavnagar district of Gujarat was rescued by forest department staff. A video clip of this incident has gone viral over social media. Read More

State Wild Life Board nod to Petronet gas pipeline, other development projects

September 29, 2020
State Wild Life Board nod to Petronet gas pipeline, other development projects

Gandhinagar: A meeting of State Wildlife Board chaired by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani in virtual mode today granted approval to natural gas pipeline project of Gujarat State Petronet Ltd in eco - sensitive zone. The meeting also gave approval to laying of optical fiber cable, transmission line, electric line, gas pipeline and oil and crude pipeline in protected areas. Some of the important suggestions made by nominated members in this meeting included inclusion of Greater Gir in management ...Read More

A pair of Lesser Florican birds tagged for the first time at Velavdar National Park

September 16, 2020
A pair of Lesser Florican birds tagged for the first time at Velavdar National Park

Bhavnagar: The Corbett Foundation (TCF) and Gujarat Forest Department have tagged a pair of Lesser Florican (Khadmor bird) at Velavdar National Park. Khadmor is an endangered bustard species endemic to India. This research will give crucial information to plan its conservation beyond the known breeding grounds. Post tagging, the State Forest Department has started receiving signals which will provide the details of movements of the bird in order to know its origin. Read More

One held for making fake video of wild Tiger’s presence in Gujarat

August 04, 2020
One held for making fake video of wild Tiger’s presence in Gujarat

Himmatnagar: Gambhoi Police has nabbed one Karsan Bharwad for making a fake video of presence of a wild tiger in the forests of Arvalli district of North Gujarat. A video claiming tiger's presence in Gujarat had gone viral on social media platforms last week and had also attracted attention of the media and forest department. Soon it was found that the place of tiger's presence in the video was actually in Maharashtra and the video was edited to make an impression that the tiger was roam...Read More

In the end it was the day of the Jackal!

August 01, 2020

Gandhinagar: Then Chief Minister Narendra Modi's initiative to distribute digital cameras to forest staffers working in Gir Forest, continues to bring results. The latest photograph shows a fight for survival for a jackal which it wins against a python that had gripped it. The photograph is captured by Forest Guard Vanraj Vala. Though looking merely at a photograph, it doesn't feel that Jackal would survive, the Indian Forest Service officer Dr. Anshumal Vala adding a remark to the picture he sh...Read More

A Cobra snake captured from inside the landing gear of parked plane at SVPI airport

June 15, 2020
A Cobra snake captured from inside the landing gear of parked plane at SVPI airport

Ahmedabad: A Cobra snake that sneaked into a landing gear of parked True Jet aircraft was removed from the plane safely and trapped in a bottle by expert snake catchers. The operation to catch the snake went on for about an hour. Read More

Population of Asiatic lions rise by over 28% to 674

June 10, 2020
Population of Asiatic lions rise by over 28% to 674

Gandhinagar/Junagadh: The population of Asiatic lions in and around the Gir forests of Gujarat, their sole natural abode across the world, has increased by 28.87% to 674 as compared to 511 of the last five yearly lion census conducted in 2015, a senior forest official today said. Chief Conservator of Forests in Junagadh, D T Vasavada said that the 15th edition of the five year lion census was to be held on June 5 and 6 but it was not done due to the Corona virus pandemic situation. In place o...Read More

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

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