Gir Lions

  • 'Report of Gir lions affected by deadly virus incorrect' May 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Gujarat government on Thursday denied a media report that Gir lions are affected by the same virus which had wiped out 30 per cent of the lion population in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park in the 1990s. The news report, which appeared today, stated that scientists in India have...
  • SC order to move Gir lions to MP has Gujarat govt up in arms April 28, 2013

    Gujarat is the last stand of the Asiatic lion. But a recent Supreme Court order stating that the lions should be moved to another sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh has both the Gujarat government and the villagers there up in arms. ...
  • SC order to shift Gir lions will ensure their survival: Bahar Dutt April 16, 2013

    The Supreme Court has ruled that some numbers of Asiatic Lions, till now only limited to the Gir forests in Gujarat, should be relocated to Madhya Pradesh. The court holds that in case of a natural calamity or outbreak of an epidemic, this will give the species a better chance...
  • MP CM welcomes SC verdict to shift lions to Palpur Kuno April 16, 2013

    Bhopal: Welcoming the Supreme Court's decision to shift Asiatic lions from Gujarat to Palpur Kuno wildlife sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said here on Monday that the move would not only result in creation of a new home for the lions but also ensure a rise...
  • Gujarat to study SC verdict on lions before taking next step April 16, 2013

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat government on Monday said it will study the full judgement of the Supreme Court on relocation of Asiatic lions to Madhya Pradesh before deciding its future course of action on the issue. Currently, Gujarat's Gir sanctuary is the only home to Asiatic lions, an endangered species. The apex...
  • Lion numbers double in Gir forests May 3, 2010

    Gujarat's beaming with pride- a pride of lions that is. The Latest census shows the lion population in Gir has doubled. But is too much of a good thing in one place? Meghdoot Sharon and Bahar Dutt with this report. ...
  • Gir lion census may see numbers grow April 23, 2010

    In Gujarat- forest officials in the Gir sanctuary are all set for the census of the Asiatic Lion. And here's the good news - officials expect an increase in numbers of the lion by 5 to 10 percent. ...