A fresh petition filed in the Supreme Court suggests that the proposed translocation of Gir lions to Kuno-Palpur in Madhya Pradesh may harm tigers moving from Rajasthan to Madhya Pradesh.

Gujarat has reiterated that the proposed translocation of Gir lions to Kuno Palpur be based strictly on the new guidelines of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

During a recent meeting, state forest and NHAI officials have decided to set speed restrictions in the area where lions are found in groups along the costal area in Saurashtra.

The state government officials said that Gujarat in the overall horticulture production, which was ranked at eighth positions in the country in 2011-12, has jumped to the fifth spot.

Will Gir lions shifted to Kuno-Palpur sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh come into conflict with tigers that may have strayed from Ranthambore reserve in Rajasthan? For the first time, an NGO, Wildlife Conservation Trust- Rajkot, has joined as a party to the petition filed by the Rajasthan government claiming that there is a possibility of conflict between the two big cats because a natural movement corridor exists between Kuno and Ranthambore.

Despite step-motherly treatment by the Centre, the lion population has grown steadily along with the area in which they can be found, claim officials of the state forest department.

The lion expert committee formed by the Supreme Court is likely to send a team to Kuno-Palpur in Madhya Pradesh to assess the sanctuary's preparedness for receiving lions from Gir, before taking a

The agriculture growth rate in Gujarat in the 11th plan, which is between 2007-08 and 2011-12, has just remained 4.9% and the state was ranked eighth in the overall ranking.

The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has, once again, issued a warning to the authorities of national parks and sanctuaries about a possible attack of Canine Distemper Virus (CDV).

Gujarat’s Curative Petition To Expose MP Govt’s Claims About Prey Base For Big Cats

Ahmedabad: The Gujarat government is all set to file the curative petition challenging the apex court order to translocate lions to Kuno Palpur. The state had, after the final order on April 15, filed a review petition which was dismissed by the court in November 2013.