AHMEDABAD: The forest department has ordered random tests on Gir lions for detection of possible presence of dangerous viruses, to prevent Madhya Pradesh from using possible outbreak of viral disea

AHMEDABAD: The Gujarat government will file a review petition on Tuesday to stop Gir lions from being translocated to Madhya Pradesh.

Officials are set to file a review petition against the Supreme Court's April 15 order which said some Lions should be sent to the neighbouring state's Palpur Kuno Sanctuary.

THE results of the 2013 census of herbivores in Gir forests are likely to be declared on Friday with officials hinting at an increase in the population of the wild animals that Asiatic lions in the

New Gir interpretation Zone In Amreli District Likely To Be Open For Visitors By Diwali

Ahmedabad: If you have plans to visit Diu at the end of this year, you will able to spend some time with the King of the Jungle on the way at Ambardi in Amreli. The Gujarat forest department is ready with the Ambardi Interpretation Zone. Officials of the department said that the interpretation zone is ready and will be opened for tourists around Diwali this year.

Rajkot: The people’s movement to express resentment against the Supreme Court verdict on transfer of Gir’s lions to Madhya Pradesh (MP) continues to gather steam.

A postcard campaign against the move has been launched in Amreli by members of Gir Nature Youth Club that was founded by slain RTI activist Amit Jethva. “We have launched the campaign to voice our anger against the court’s decision. We are receiving a good response from the people who are joining the campaign in large numbers.

GANDHINAGAR: Gujarat may be losing some Asiatic lions - its main tourist attraction - to the neighbouring Madhya Pradesh, but it will soon have leopards to attract more visitors to Sasan Gir.

The state government has decided to establish Gujarat's first leopard park in the Gir lion sanctuary for better conservation of wildcat species.
A senior official associated with the new project said, "Gir is known for lions but the leopard is also one of the major wild species in the area that is less visible. For better conservation of the leopard population of Gir, we have decided to establish an exclusive leopard park in the sanctuary where the tourists can easily see the leopards in their natural habitat."

JAIPUR/GWALIOR: The search for a home led a young male tiger from Ranthambore to travel through villages and agricultural fields, cross the Chambal river and 'settle' 220km away in a patch of forest in Datia district of Madhya Pradesh.

This is the farthest any big cat from the national park is recorded to have travelled. The journey has been documented by Ranthambhore's deputy conservator of forest YK Sahu, field biologist Dharmendra Khandal (of tiger watch), and Ayan Sadhu, a junior research fellow at Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun.

The State Board of Wildlife is meeting on Thursday to prepare a strong review petition to be filed in the Supreme Court shortly to oppose the decision earlier this month to shift some Gir lions to

NEW DELHI: Gujarat is still smarting over the loss of some of its Gir lions to Madhya Pradesh.

The pride of Gujarat will have to be shared with Madhya Pradesh this year, with the Supreme Court ruling that some of the Asiatic lions currently found only in the famed Gir sanctuary must be shifted to Madhya Pradesh within six months.

However, the Centre’s dreams of bringing another big cat to India — the extinct cheetah — have been further deflated, with the apex court slamming any attempt to import African cheetahs.