Gir Sanctuary

  • MP to sign MoU with MoEF, Gujarat government for shifting of lions January 14, 2014

    An agreement may be signed between the Environment and Forests Ministry and other stake holders to oversee implementation of Asiatic lions from neighbouring Gujarat to Madhya Pradesh's Palpur Kuno sanctuary. The Madhya Pradesh government has sought from the Centre shifting of some nearextinct Asiatic lions from Gujarat's Gir Sanctuary, home to...
  • 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...
  • Gujarat's grip on rare lions may be too tight July 8, 2012

    Gir Sanctuary: A peacock shrieks. A monkey scrambles higher into the firecolored canopy of a kesudo tree. And an Asiatic lion one of the last few hundred in the wild pads across the dusty earth of Gujarat's Gir Sanctuary that is its only refuge from the modern world. Within...