AHMEDABAD: Gujarat high court on Monday upheld the state government’s decision of not renewing permission of a processing unit that is within 500 metre of the Girnar Sanctuary near Junagadh.

GANDHINAGAR: The BJP-led Gujarat government which makes tall claims about its protection of cows, told the assembly by a written submission that 2,754 villages in Gujarat have no gauchar land (comm

GANDHINAGAR: The Gujarat government today admitted in the Legislative Assembly that 32 Asiatic lions died due to "unnatural causes" such as falling into wells in the last two years in and around Gi

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Kisan Sangharsh Samiti Vs M/s. Ambuja Cement Ltd. & Others dated 20/09/2017 regarding the location of Ambuja Cement Ltd's mine which is alleged to be within 10 kms of eco sensitive zone from Gir National Park and Gir Sanctuary. Counsel appearing on behalf of MoEF concedes to the fact that the condition permitting the blasting in the mining area was incorporated in EC in question due to oversight.

AHMEDABAD: In the forest near Liliya-Krakach, noisy little cubs are seen sauntering around a small pond. Some are playfully pouncing on their mother who sits relaxed but watchful.

The ministry had earlier given an in-principle nod to the project, which aims to reduce the tourist rush in western part of the Gir National Park in Gujarat.

RAJKOT/AHMEDABAD: Under the pretext of `local' protests in an election year, the Gujarat government is itching to reduce buffer zone around some important national parks and sanctuaries.

Ahmedabad: T Subbarami Reddy, chairman of the 15-member Parliamentary Committee on Subordinate Legislation has said that the Centre should now directly take up conservation of lions in Gujarat.

The Gujarat Forest Department has admitted that more than 160 Asiatic lions have died in the Gir forest in the last two years since the 2015 census put their population at record 523.

Expansion and consolidation of Gir Protected Area, Gujarat, India – habitat of the Asiatic lion, and response of prey and predator to the management and dispersion trend of lions outside the Gir forests are interesting and noteworthy. During the last five decades (1965–2015), an approach for the Asiatic lion conservation is one of the best efforts in the world. Unlike other super predators, the number of lions has increased by 4-folds and wild ungulates by over 13-folds in the Gir forest during this period.

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