Forest Department Says It Does Not Want To Lose Sympathy Of Locals

Rajkot: Gujarat’s forest department is facing a strange dilemma. Officials would like to book people who harass the Asiatic Lion in Gir and surrounding areas so that they can teach the pranksters a lesson and set an example. But if they do take legal recourse, they fear losing the sympathy of locals, an important factor in the successful conservation of the wild cat in its last home in the world.

City, Mahuva Identified Among 6 Vulture Safe Zones In The Country

Ahmedabad/Mahuva: Vulture conservation in Gujarat has got a major boost with the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) selecting Mahuva and Ahmedabad among the six provisional vultures’ safe zones (VSZ) in India. Within three years, vultures successfully bred in captivity under the BNHS’s Save Asia’s Vultures from Extinction (SAVE) programme will be released in their natural environments in Mahuva.

Rajkot: A nationwide netbased survey on house sparrow has been launched by Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), Mumbai, from April 1. Bird Conservation Society, Gujarat (BCSG), which is one of the 10 partnering institutions in this two-month long survey, has appealed to the people to contribute their data to this important study. BCSG has been working for the promotion of bird watching as a hobby and creating awareness about the importance of conservation.