AHMEDABAD: For hundreds of years now, this lion-faced state has been a natural abode of the jungle king. Lions were hunted in large numbers in northern and western India in 19th century. Gir was their last refuge because the Gujaratis protected them.

By Anurag Joshi
Bhopal, Feb 19:

Ahmedabad: Gujarat is likely to reject outright the proposal of Union minister for forest and environment Jairam Ramesh

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The Gujarat government is unlikely to budge from its position regarding shifting of some lions from Gujarat to neighbouring Madhya Pradesh.

The Centre has offered to swap lions with tigers but the Gujarat government is not keen over this offer.

A top official of the Gujarat government dealing with the issue said, "There is no way Gujarat can part with its lions."

Saeed Khan | TNN

Ahmedabad: The kingpin in lion poaching cases, Sarkaslal Saharesingh Parghi stood a free man a week ago, as the Gujarat High Court ordered to consider his two separate jail terms concurrently. He was sentenced to three years

New Delhi/Ahmedabad: The Centre has offered to re-introduce tigers in the forest of Dangs as an incentive to Gujarat to part with some Asiatic lions for Madhya Pradesh. Gujarat has been opposing the proposal to give lions to MP and the battle is at its peak in the Supreme Court.

NEW DELHI: Swap your lions for some tigers. That

In an effort to upgrade the conservation and protection of the Asiatic lions in the 1,412 square kilometres of the Gir National Park and Sanctuary, a Global Positioning System (GPS) would soon be deployed in the area.

The programme envisages providing the forest department staff with GPS gadgets which would be linked to a Geographical Information System (GIS) interface.

The Gujarat government is procuring high-tech gadgets like GPS, automated sensor grid and night vision devices to track lions and keep poachers at bay at the Gir National Park.